October Artist of the Month Brenda Tilson

Brenda Tilson photoOn October 1, 2018, there will be an artist’s reception – sans cats – at the Lake House from 5:00 to 7:00 pm featuring the Roadside Cats, a series by Brenda Tilson, October Artist of the Month. Brenda earned a BA in Design at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, and Art and a BA in Art Education at Fairmont State College. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America (Juried Member), the Piedmont Pastel Society of Charlotte, and the Seabrook Island Art Guild.

Meet the cats:

“Yep, that’s us. Roadside Cats, or to be more specific, Felis catus. We live nearby, just off the 4-lane. There are nine of us, or is it eleven? Not sure. Our motley lot of felines consists of a variety of yellow tabbies, a couple of tortoise stripped cats, and two black ones including one with classic Sylvester markings.

“Our life is simple -you could say free-roaming, embracing a daily routine of living off-the-grid. Some folks refer to us as “ferals” – a term to which we take umbrage. You see, we are quite happy living together in a colony: protection in numbers. We spend our time sunning ourselves, napping, exploring, socializing on our terms, and an occasionally give chase or hunt. These activities are enhanced by the kind attention of local benefactors who provide us with food and shelter – to them, we are grateful.

“Please come by and see us (as opposed to our roadside habitat – since by nature we are shy and evasive).”

-Submitted by Betsy Turner