Literary Cat Art, Portraits of Cats Wearing Clothes

Hagerstown, Maryland 1524 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (510)


Literary Cat Art, Portraits of Cats Wearing Clothes

Hagerstown, Maryland | 1524 Sales

TaraFlyArt is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My Etsy shop is taking a short break! Please visit -- LiteraryCatArt.com -- for a list of my upcoming events and where you can find me. Thank you for visiting! =^,,^=

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 29, 2019

My Etsy shop is taking a short break! Please visit -- LiteraryCatArt.com -- for a list of my upcoming events and where you can find me. Thank you for visiting! =^,,^=

Tara Fly

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About TaraFlyArt

Sales 1,524
On Etsy since 2009

I See Cat People....

Everywhere I go, I find inspiration for my paintings.... digging through the classics in the second-hand bookstore, discovering a new BBC mini-series, planting flowers in my cottage garden, and meeting all the other crazy cat people who are drawn to my art.

I wanted to be a cat when I grew up, but as that wasn't possible, I became a cat artist instead. I see the world populated by cats who dress and act like people, and I plan to paint each and every character that I meet.

I love Etsy because it gives me the opportunity to connect with cat people all over the world, inspiring me to stretch my crafty wings, and focus on personal touches. Everything that I sell in my little shop was created by my hands, and packaged just for you. :)

I welcome feedback and special commissions!
Thank you for visiting! =^,,^=

Shop members

  • Tara Fly

    Owner, Maker, Artist, Photographer, Actress, Cat Slave, Janeite, And BBC Addict.

    Tara Fly spends her time painting portraits of cats wearing clothes, hunting for treasures in 2nd-hand bookshops, watching BBC costume dramas, growing weeds and wildflowers in her cottage garden, and baking cat hair into pumpkin pies.

  • Dominic (aka Mr Darcy)

    Co-Founder, Lap Supervisor

    Dominic works closely alongside TaraFly, adding authenticity to every piece by lending a few cat hairs onto the wet canvas. He oversees each project, giving inspiration and advice, and will occasionally get his paws wet with joint collaborations.

  • Merlin

    Lap Assistant, Model

    Merlin assists when TaraFly is working under pressure; he is a patient listener and avid cuddle-bug. He provides invaluable emotional support and encouragement, purr-forming as therapist and cheerleader!

  • Sans

    Production Assistant, Model

    Sans is a polydactyl kitty, and his extra toes enable him to accomplish studio tasks with quick precision. He can usually be found at Dominic's side, assisting him in cat hair quality control inspections. He enjoys modeling for publicity.

  • Papyrus

    Customer Service, FR Manager

    Sans' twin, Papyrus, is also a polydactyl cat whose opposable thumbs come in handy for replying to customer e-mails. Papyrus is also the head of our FR (feline relations) dept.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2014
I print with archival pigment inks and beautiful fine-art papers. I spent an arm and three legs on my materials, and I'm very proud of my print quality.
Don't ask me whose legs I spent, however... ;)

All rights to my artwork are reserved; my pieces cannot be copied or distributed without my permission.

- Additional Info -

We are not smokers, but a cat is usually lying in my lap. I try to keep my artwork and packaging as fur-free as possible.

Any further questions, please contact me via Etsy convo or e-mail me directly at: tarafly [!at] taraflyart.com

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be excited about your purchases!
If my work didn't meet your expectations, or was damaged, please notify me of the condition within 2 days of receipt, and we'll work out a replacement or refund that suits you.
I gladly accept PayPal and credit cards.
I will also accept money orders and personal checks for the exact amount of your total purchase... please allow up to 10 days for the check to clear before shipping.

Please make payments promptly. If I don't receive a payment within 7 days, unless I hear from you, I may decide to cancel the sale and relist the item.
I am very understanding, so if you are having trouble, simply contact me and we'll work something out. :)
I am curently shipping via First Class worldwide. International customers will be responsible for paying any additional customs' fees and taxes that might be required.

If you'd like a different method of shipping, please send me a request *before* purchasing so that I can adjust the shipping cost.

I will gladly gift-wrap, or include a note for the recipient, if you ask! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Obviously, custom work is encouraged!! Many of my portraits were, in fact, special commissions using pets' photos.
My cat artwork is also available for licensing, wholesale, and consignment arrangements... so please inquire via convo here, or e-mail me: (tarafly@taraflyart.com) if you are interested.