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Do you have the coolest cat in Kensington?

Enter your feline or felines in the Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest! Send us a photo or print to display in the bookshop window and to enter our “Cat-acter” drawing! One lucky feline will appear as a fictional “cat-acter” in one of my upcoming books, The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley!

The Contest is open to all Kensington, Maryland and local area residents. Photos will be accepted starting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and will be on display in the Kensington Row Bookshop window! Each cat entrant will be assigned a number for the contest drawing. The Contest Drawing will be held on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., during a Feline Fiesta at Kensington Row Bookshop where we will celebrate The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley and all things Cats!

Sponsored by Lea Truman, author & illustrator and Kensington Row Bookshop. See Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest! for more information.

Postscript: Paws down, Kensington has the coolest cats! Many thanks to all who entered the Kensington Cats “Cat-acter” Contest and attended the Feline Fiesta! A mewvaluous evening!


It is with enormous joy that I introduce you to The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felines, that I wrote (or rather transcribed) and illustrated for Miss Alley. Though the work is intended for children ages ten to twelve, I believe, Miss Alley will inspire and capture the hearts of children and adults alike!

The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felines, is a delightful and endearing story, told from the cat’s perspective. After being abandoned as a kitten, Miss Alley is rescued by a kind lady. Her “human” parents smother her with love and provide her with all sorts of creature comforts. As she grows into a young feline lady, Miss Alley wonders about her Feline Mum and the big world outside. One day she sneaks out in search of her Feline Mum. What Miss Alley discovers is the meaning of acceptance, family, friendship and unconditional love.

The Curiosity Adventures of Miss Alley ~ Frankie and the Felinesis available for purchase on Amazon!


The Montgomery Art Association ~ Online Abstract Exhibition

~ a visually stunning and captivating array of abstract art ~

Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. – MAA

One of my new works, “Random Order,” {Watercolor & Ink} is appearing in the beautifully designed digital exhibition.

The MAA Online Abstract Exhibition runs from November 1, 2020 ~ December 30, 2020


Paint the Town Art Show!

Saturday, August 31 ~ Monday, September 2, 2019

Kensington Town Hall ~ 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Sponsored by the Montgomery Art Association & the Town of Kensington

Three of my new works: “@ The Mansion” “Two Calicos in the Yard” and “Love Peace Mews” hung out for a fabulous show! As did I for the Artist & Awards Reception!


Two of my “feline inspired” ink & watercolor drawings: “Bugged” & “Not Bugged” adorned the walls at these recent art exhibits:

July 7 ~ August 4, 2019

The Village of Friendship Heights ~ It’s a Wonderful World Art Show ~ 433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

June 2 ~ July 7, 2019

Montgomery Art Association ~ Creative Expressions Art Show

January 14 ~ April 26, 2019

Oasis Art Gallery Exhibit & Sale ~ featuring works from members of the Montgomery Art Association