The cat lovers are in for another treat, this is an adorable miniature oil painting by contemporary artist, Marva Simpson. "Just the Way I Like It!" is an oil painting on ivorine of a very mischievous looking feline in a chair that looks to had been skillfully designed to suit the sitter's taste. The painting measures 5″ x 3 1/4″ with the frame measuring 7 3/4″ x 6″. It is signed in the lower right corner. This beautiful little painting is in excellent condition and ready to be displayed in your home or office, the beauty of miniature art is that you can enjoy them anywhere!
Biography: Marva began her career as an artist beginning in her native town of Detroit, Michigan where she obtained commercial art education, then Wayne State University and several private teachers. After marriage and family priorities were satisfied, she went back to creating artwork for various department stores and eventually began teaching oil painting which she continues to this day. She settled in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in the late 1970s and began specializing in animal portraits. Currently, she does work “from the heart” as well as commissions which range in size from miniature to murals. Her works are in collections in Florida, Michigan, California, Iowa, Tennessee, N. Carolina, Scotland, Germany and England. She has won many awards for her work in oils, pastel, colored pencil, etc. Her subjects range from portraits (human and animal) to sea and landscapes and everything in between. She is affiliated with the Cider Painters of America, Miniature Art Society of Florida, Pinellas Park Art Society and the Gulfport Arts Council.