About

Welcome Visitor!
I am glad that You found my Karavella Atelier Blog!

First of all let me introduce myself. I am a professional artist, graduated at Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design MOME Budapest, Hungary in 2002 as Textile Designer specialised in handwoven textiles. After the University I was working as a freelance designer, produced hand woven textiles, blinds, cushions for private customers using an antic loom originated from Finland.
Soon meanwhile of emerging deeply in my creative activity, I established family and accompanied my husband in abroad and lived during 10 years in 4 different countries (Bucharest-Romania, Warsaw- Poland, Sta Cruz-Portugal, Lilongwe- Malawi ) having children and seeking for inspiration.
As my loom would have been too big to take it with me I started to paint again, and to take photographs during the journey about everything what came across while encountering with different cultures. My main inspiration was my cat, as well other animals, wildlife, nature, and historical buildings, landscape, people, etc. Practically everything that touched me while we were travelling.
I started to sell online originals, and prints of my art and related high quality gifts only recently from 2016 March at Fine Art America (my official art gallery) and in the same year from September at Cats of Karavella Zazzle Store which is a niche store with additional merchandise dedicated only to my cat art. And the lot of positive feedback from collectors, fans and followers, made me open the Karavella Atelier blog, where I would like to introduce you my previous artworks, and offer you a follow up about my present activity.
My artworks were bought till now in several US states, and European countries, as I offer Worldwide shipping from both of my Stores, and also both stores has 30 days money pay back guarantee. ( Printings, Shipping, Guarantee and Payments are handled by FineArtAmerica / FineArtEurope and Zazzle Inc, ) 

For my available originals please visit my Online Art Gallery . Originals are shipped by me, I am making commission works also, if you have any questions please Contact me.
In my paintings I prefer bright, vibrant colours, and I often drew inspiration from the organic and geometric forms, and motives and angular contours of Art Nouveau Movement. I like to make experiences with different styles and subjects, but cats were always occupied a big part of my repertoire.
My Art available as originals, prints and products, and as a wide range of unique items related with my paintings, in case of interest, please visit my stores (Links find in the tabs, under the Blog Title)
I hope you will enjoy my art, and find quality prints or gifts for yourself, or for your friends and family.
Currently I live in Portugal, my studio is called Karavella Atelier, which is located in a lovely picturesque seaside village 60 km to the North from Lisbon. I am a happy mother of two boys, with a loving Husband, and although I considered myself as a “crazy cat lady”, the 5th member of our family is a adorable Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dog.
For Worldwide Shipping of museum quality prints and products, included my Cats of Karavella Gallery, please visit my Official Website Dora Hathazi Mendes.
My co-blog called Cats of Karavella is all about my cat paintings. Cats of Karavella Zazzle Stores dedicated only to my Cat Art offers also Worldwide Shipping. To explore my Store in your own language, find your  Country in the list below :
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I hope I will hear from You soon!
And thank You for your interest in my Artwork!
Artist Dora Hathazi Mendes from Karavella Atelier, founder of Cats of Karavella








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