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Travel cats
Signature custom portrait

Thank you for your interest in the signature portrait! This custom painting is in the style of my signature art project “Fur coats and backpacks”. It is each one’s soul that I portray. Every encounter, I deeply tune into one’s energy and capture the wind they rise. In the procedure, I take time and go into super fine detail visually and in character. 


Are you interested in becoming a travel cat? Is your furry friend craving a wild adventure? I am here to help you prepare for a new beginning, celebrating the eternal soul journey.


Light your lantern, tell me your story tonight. 

Watercolored custom portrait 

with a little poem 


9" x 12"




Estimated time 

Ask me for the current schedule status & special requests, but I would like to have plenty of time for this jam! 


  1. Contact me via the contact form or Email: for details

  2. tell me about the traveler :) 

  3. connecting and painting

  4. A first meeting via Email digitally!

  5. Receive the original painting in the mail


  • Your story is so essential! In the beginning, please share stories, favorite things to do, happy items... and many pictures!  This will help me to enter one's world with depth. 

  • Let me know if you have a target date and I will do my best to meet it.

  • U.S. Domestic Shipping cost via USPS priority is included. 



“Our Maki is a very multi colored kitty, Mari got all of her spots and stripes and her sweet little face just right! Her watercolors are just as soft as the subject.”


“Mari did an amazing job capturing  Maki's

personality, and her love of plants! Absolutely beautiful and perfect rendering of our precious girl.”



 I love Mari’s Cat Portraits. Her skilled hand creates every thoughtful detail that really embodies the subject and also breathes life to each cat portrait. I can look at the portraits I own for hours. One of the best feelings I've had was giving them as gifts and seeing the amazement and wonder in the eye of the recipient. Thank you, Mari.


-Jose Tapia


“Mari created the most magical portrait of our dog, Cody, as he sets off on a great backpacking adventure.  His portrait is one of our family's most treasured items.  Working with Mari was a delight - I could not have had a better experience! ”


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