About Me

Hi everyone!

Originally from Massachusetts, I've lived in Washington, D.C., since 2001. But I began drawing in Ohio, where my family moved in the late 1980s. The Kitties emerged soon after we settled in, and my dad brought home The Kitty, a stray white cat. When she became The Mother Kitty, I started featuring her and one of her kittens, Gordon, on hand-drawn greeting cards for friends and family.

My artwork has always featured all of the family's pet cats—past and present. At the moment, the tally is up to 10! While The Kitties' personalities, talents, interests, and hobbies are on display in each piece, you'll learn a little about mine too. I'll sprinkle in some reviews of films, books, and events I find around D.C. or wherever I may be.

Welcome to Melissa's Kitties! Feel free to explore and thanks for visiting!