My cats often end up in the portraits I take of my muses. They have a need to be part of my photography. They relax the models. I've always loved the painting of Balthus but until his exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum named Balthus: Cats and Girls: Paintings and Provocations, I had no idea he often included cats in the paintings of his young muses. There is a similarity to the feel of our work. Read more by clicking on the image.