A hot day, a wind ruffles the vivid, luminous sea. As on all Greek islands, cats gather,  waiting for the islanders to come and feed them or the fishing boats to return. They give  lift to this stark image. The walls, steps and paving stones are constructed haphazardly  allowing for a relaxed interpretation. The shadows contrast richly with the whiteness of  the walls and steps. There is a sense of space – of expansiveness. 
16 x 24 x ¾ in / 41 x 61 x 2 cm  unframed          23 x 31 x 1 in / 58.5 x 79 x 3.5cm  framed   The painting is protected with Matt UV Varnish.  A white frame, as illustrated, comes with this painting.  
JILL MIRZA                                                ‘Nine Lives, Harbour Cats’                               JM423   Acrylic on Canvas   2015 SOLD