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Channeling Motor Cat – Painting in Progress

Update: The original painting has sold. Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

About this painting: A motorcycle riding cat?! If you lived in the Takoma Park/DC area in the 90s, you likely caught a glimpse of “Motor Cat,” a cool kitty happily riding on a motorcycle with her human and sporting an adorable little helmet. I’m reliving a fond memory by creating this painting of my cat Mouse riding around Sligo Creek Parkway, channeling Motor Cat. This painting is part of my growing local series.

Update 2023: Motor Cat in the news again and a new Takoma Park restaurant--Motorkat!

Link to the 1993 Washington Post article and Chicago Tribune article

Channeling Motor Cat By Michelle Bailey

Channeling Motor Cat - Finished Painting

The finished painting is on display and for sale at Artomatic in Hyattsville, MD through December 12th. (Update: This painting has sold.)

Channeling Motor Cat - by Michelle Bailey

Painting in progress.


Motor Cat T-Shirt from the 90s. Photo by Pauline Anson-Dross.

A special thanks to Motor Cat's human, J. Catman!

Artomatic Update: Channeling Motor Cat got BRASHED at Artomatic 2016!

"The Truth About Cats (And Dogs)"

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

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Spinach Tofucakes at Mark’s Kitchen

Mark's Spinach Tofucakes

Mark’s Spinach Tofucakes

Mark's Spinach Tofucakes painting in progress

Painting food can make you hungry especially when it’s something you love. These are Mark’s Kitchen Spinach Tofucakes and they’re delicious!
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