As a cat lover I based my design on a special cat I once knew who had a big personality.
The sculpture’s shape helped inspire the design and shows off her larger than life character.
I wanted to create a piece that will bring a smile to people’s faces.
Neisha Allen is a full-time visual artist based in Belfast. Since graduating from the University of
Ulster she has regularly exhibited her work throughout Ireland and the UK. Various exhibitions have
included the RHA in Dublin, Wexford Opera Festival, Boyle Arts Festival in Co. Roscommon and in
2013 she became an elected Member of the Royal Ulster Academy. Her work has been purchased
by various public collections such as the OPW, Ireland, the DOE and DFP in Northern Ireland and
Queen’s University, Belfast, as well as completing commissions for the Arts Council of Northern
Ireland, The National Self-portrait Collection of Ireland and Artscare.
Find out more at neishaallenart.com