Hey! It's Raining Cats & Dogs!

Michael Johnson's avatar Michael Johnson

"Hey! It's Raining Cats & Dogs" is a collection of acrylic paintings that illustrate this well-known expression -- highlighting the Grand Rapids skyline and demonstrating Michael's love for animals and his deep appreciation for and connection with nature. Through this delightful and whimsical piece, Michael desires for viewers to share in this appreciation: "It is important to me that the animals in my paintings seem to be floating, not falling. They are happy, not scared. The people of Grand Rapids step up and do the right thing. They make sure that each cat and dog gets a good home. That's my story, my vision for "Hey! It's Raining Cats & Dogs." Proceeds from artwork sales of "Hey! It's Raining Cats & Dogs" will support him as an artist, and after ArtPrize he would like to donate one of the pieces in the collection to a local animal shelter. About his entry, Michael shares, "People can stand by my mural and look up in the sky and see joy."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 76 in
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 64 in