Why Diving Cat ?

Markels is often asked why she calls her studio Diving Cat Studio. Could it be that she has cared for over 30 feral cats feeding, vetting and loving them throughout her life? No. that is not the reason, she chose the name. The reason her studio is called Diving Cat Studio is based more on a feeling.

When I was growing up and adventuring into adulthood, I found that I had an instinctive yearning. This feeling often pulled me in many directions and into many life lessons. It was uncontrollable, a pure instinct, much like when a cat spots something in the high grass. It can’t stop itself from crouching down, winding up and leaping into an unknown situation. I had the same reaction to life. I wind up and leap into something I often don’t know and find when I look down at what I’ve caught it is something that enriches my life even further.

Diving into life not knowing what lies ahead has brought me to where I am now in both my art and my life. Diving Cat Studio and Art Gallery is the latest leap I have taken on my journey.

I can’t wait to see where it will take me next. Some say look before you leap…. Do leap and see where life will take you, it’s an incredible ride!

Are You a Diving Cat?

In the Diving Cat Studio Gallery I  invite you to take a diving lesson; wander happily and leap at chances to act on inspiration and surround yourself with people and things that bring you joy.


View Diving Cat Studio Video With Markels ^.”.^



246 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Location

Gallery Hours

Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday: 10am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm