Friday, 8 March 2013

Kvĕta Pacovská I

I did not realise that Kvĕta Pacovská was a wonderful octogenarian. I mistakenly assumed that she was a fresh faced graduate illustrator, due to the luminous. vibrant modern illustrations she creates. 
I have a wonderful book 'The Little Tulip King' that I bought for Freya, which I have to confess is at work as an example. 
What a celebration of life and love this lady and her works are.


  1. Love her work and her energy!
    Let's hope to have the same when we get there.
    Have a great week, Hazel.

  2. I remember her work from my childhood... Her "Svět pohádek bratří Grimmů" (World of Grimm's tales) was quite scary, but i loved it. Thank you for this post!

  3. You may easily meet her in Bologna Hazel. It happened to me a couple of years ago. I recognized her while wandering around and I dared to stop her. I needed to be reassured as a selftaught illustrator and I showed her a few pictures of mine. She's small and light, sort of feather...

    1. I am so looking forward to this adventure :-D

  4. Oooh yes, I've loved her work since I came across a book in the V&A bookshop years and years ago and always get far too over excited when I see a new bit of her work. I love the world she creates.

  5. I ADORE Kveta -- thanks so much Hazel for these images, which were not familiar to me.