One Hundred Cats by Mark Kirkham, The Edinburgh Sketcher March Exhibition
Our March exhibition features a project by our Collectivist and popular local artist, The Edinburgh Sketcher – One Hundred Cats.
About the exhibition:
“After our family cat, Mocha, died last March, aged 21, she left a huge hole in our family. My two young children had never known life without their fluffy companion and for my wife and I, she had been through tough times and good for half our lives.
When we had to say good bye we all struggled and I turned to art to get me through. I started drawing a cat a day and decided 100 was a nice round number, before I realised it was to be over three months of drawing! Made on various materials and in many mediums the cats vary in detail and time taken, but each one meant something to me and helped on my personal journey saying good bye to Mocha.
If you would like to see these original pieces then please do come along in March. I will be selling each original one for £5, with all the money going to Lothian Cat Rescue”
The exhibition opens on Saturday March 4 and continues until Saturday April 1. Mark will be in the gallery sketching on Sunday March 26 between 2 and 3.30 pm if you would like to chat to him about his inspiration and technique.