Raphael Vavasseur Cat Paintings


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Raphaël Vavasseur’s unique cat paintings captured my attention on Facebook several years ago, and I had the good fortune to be able to interview him in 2014. He vanished from social media for a few years, but he’s back, and his beautiful paintings are now available on Etsy as affordable prints.

Raphaël Vavasseur spent the first 25 years of his life in Paris, France, where he also went to graphic design and art school. He eventually interrupted his studies and focused on creating and becoming self-taught in both computer graphics and painting. Feeling a need for nature and more space, he moved to the countryside of Normandy. The tranquility and fresh air of this bucolic region of France promote his creativity. “I use the internet to disseminate my work,” says Raphaël. “I try to create affordable original art. This is very important to me because I come from a poor family. I want my art to be available to everyone; it is not elitist.”

Click here to read my 2014 interview with the artist.


I’ve always been particularly drawn to his cloud paintings.


The sweetness of this painting so clearly shows his love for cats, doesn’t it?


The emotion expressed in this painting takes my breath away.


And yet more proof that he truly knows and understands cats – this painting is aptly titled “Sleepless Night.”

Please visit Raphael’s Etsy shop to view more gorgeous paintings and to purchase.

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9 Comments on Raphael Vavasseur Cat Paintings

  1. Nancy West
    May 26, 2021 at 11:28 am (2 months ago)

    So sweet!

  2. Abby
    May 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm (2 months ago)

    I’d love to commission a portrait of my two sweeties.

    • Ingrid
      May 26, 2021 at 4:01 am (2 months ago)

      I’m sure you can contact him through his Etsy shop, Abby. What a wonderful idea!

    • Puggy
      June 1, 2021 at 9:38 am (2 months ago)

      That’s a great idea!

  3. Nancy
    May 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm (2 months ago)

    I love his paintings and the humor of the last one which reminds me of my nights surrounded by my cats.

  4. Georgia
    May 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful paintings!

  5. Stephanie B
    May 25, 2021 at 8:03 am (2 months ago)

    Stunning paintings!!! Oh my goodness there are about a dozen I would buy if I could.

  6. Janine
    May 25, 2021 at 6:17 am (2 months ago)

    I love his art. The cloud collections are my favorite. I was once gifted a print and it was the most thoughtful gift ever. I had mentioned (on Facebook) that I had a dream about Nani and she was sitting on the moon. My friend found an image that represented the dream and surprised me with it. The clouds almost look like her fur did.

  7. Darlene
    May 25, 2021 at 6:05 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful paintings!


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