James Dean
Early in life James Dean knew he had artistic ability. Believing that it was impossible to make a living as an artist, he struggled to take a more “practical” route. But although studying engineering, he could not resist the artistic urge and he continued to paint after earning his degree. His early paintings were ink on paper renderings of local scenes, buildings & houses in the Athens area. He was proud, but surprised when people actually began to buy them. Then along came a little cat named Pete & transformed his life and career. Not long after James began painting the engaging behavior of Pete the Cat, he was able to bid a fond goodbye to the “practical” route and live his life as a successful full-time artist. In 2010 HarperCollins published a childrens book about Pete, illustrated by James. It was an instant hit, putting Pete on the NY Times Children's Books Bestseller List. Now numbering more than twenty, the Pete the Cat books have become an unstoppable force. James is now collaborating with his wife Kimberly as the author of the Pete stories. We understand the partnership makes life on a seemingly endless book tour a lot more pleasant! We are certain there are more great things to come from James Dean, Kimberly Dean, and Pete the Cat.
Vist Pete's website at www. petethecat.com. For children's books and activities click here for Pete's HarperCollins page.
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Savannah, GA
JANIS JOPLIN & PETE
32.5" x 26.5"
ink, acrylic, watercolor
on paper
framed by artist
$950
Click here to read the foreword written by Kim Dean for the book "The Misadventures of Pete the Cat"
Now out of print, this book featured drawings of Pete before he became a children's superstar.
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PAINTING IN INK ON PAPER.

This is the way James was painting "Pete the Cat” originals long before the cat became a hit in children's literature!

James created only one full size painting of each design. The original was then used as a master for prints.

"Pete the Cat" prints are also available.
PETE WITH FLOWERS
24" x 30"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
$2000
Except "Janis Joplin & Pete" (top right) the paintings here are all new ones. They are all painted with acrylic paint on pre-stretched canvas.
The sides of the canvases are painted black and they all come complete with a professional wire hanger, so they are ready to hang unframed.
PETE THE BOSS
14" x 18"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE IN A BOX
24" x 30"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
$2000
PETE AT THE WINDOW
24" x 30"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
$2000
PETE DRIVES A BUG
18" x 24"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE WITH COFFEE
20" x 16"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE WITH BUTTONS
24" x 18"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE RELAXES
24" x 12"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE PERKS UP
24" x 12"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE STANDS ALONE
18" x 24"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
$1200
PETE AT THE BEACH
18" x 24"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
PETE WEARS RED SHOES
20" x 24"
acrylic on pre-stretched canvas
ready to hang
SOLD
Kimberly and James Dean sign copies of "Pete the Cat and the New Guy"
on a recent book tour in Raleigh, NC
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