© Angela Cater
Meet Angela Cater
Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, I have been painting animals all my life. As a mature student, I took the Foundation cours in Art and Design at the Chesterfield College of Technology and Arts, before studying Graphic Design and Advertising at the Northern College of Creative Arts.
I now live in Manchester with my four cats who frequently model for my paintings. Although working full time as a university course administrator, I spend all of my time painting and caring for animals. Most of all, I enjoy painting my cats in various costumes - bright, cheerful pictures that help me to escape from the noise and hassle of city life.
I am an associate member of the Society of Feline Artists and also sometimes illustrate for the Riverhaven Elderly Cat Welfare charity. My wildlife paintings reached the finals of the national "Paint a Wildlife Subject" competition in 2000 and 2001. I hope one day that I shall be able to paint full time.