Ah, Alfie. Maybe our favorite cat ever. I painted Matisse Alfie after a visit to San Francisco MOMA, where I studied the Matisse painting “Femme Avec Chapeau” in which his wife is shown in vibrant, imaginary colors. Matisse is reputed to having admitted she was really dressed in black. I have to admit that Alfie was really dressed in neutrals, more like the Alfie Shadow Cat paintings shown elsewhere on this site.