There’s a lot of history behind this piece, partly because there are 3 or 4 versions of it floating around. Out of all the paintings I’ve done, I have been requested to paint this one the most. And I guess it makes sense… its a colorful, humorous piece that appeals to most people. I’ve always enjoyed the idea of having the tables turned for the underdog, and this has been a reoccurring theme in a lot of my work. In this case, I decided to paint a cat’s worst dream come true and appropriately title the piece Nightmares. Acrylic on gouache paper, 1995.