Many people have a cat or two at home - but certainly the ones you can see at a home in Eye are in a world of their own.
For residents Jenni Hopkins and David Batchelor have made sure their two pet cats have got pride of place - in a giant mural which they have had commissioned on a wall of their home at Vine Cottage, Lowgate Street.
It features historical landmarks in Eye including the castle and church, seen through the illusion of an archway. The cats also feature along the wall.
Renowned historical designer and mural artist Alan Dodd has cleverly painted the stunning illusion having received a brief from the owners to transform a private 50-foot long wall into something a little more special t took him 55 days to tirelessly create stunning effects in the mural at the property with intricate detail.
Mr Dodd, who lives in Beccles, trained at the Royal Academy Schools in fine art with world famous artist David Hockney as one of his teachers.
Mr Dodd’s other work has included surrealist paintings and architectural studies across the UK. The concept for this mural was entirely his.
Mr Dodd said: “Every project is different and every architectural setting offers different opportunities.
“Here, a blank wall has become a structure of beauty and hopefully one to remember!.”
But to complete his project Mr Dodd had to use special paint, obtained from Paints & Interiors, based at South Farm, Alburgh, near Harleston, which is the main stockist outside London.
The brand was suggested by Ben Sturges, friends of the proud mural owners and founder of the store.
Mr Sturges boasts 20 years industry experience and a degree in Fine Arts & History.
Mr Sturges said: “I knew Alan would require a high quality, durable paint and one that had no visible shine or texture when dry, a must for creating illusionistic murals.”
As for his thoughts on the project, Mr Dodd remains modest. “I can never access a project I have just done, it takes me months to make an opinion but if the client is happy, I am too.