My mother loved bunnies, and particularly loved the work of Beatrix Potter and had many prints of her work and little knickknacks and such depicting the amazing universe she created. So I was overcome with nostalgia – and newfound admiration – of the work of Beatrix Potter when I picked up The Art of Beatrix Potter – Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach.

About The Art of Beatrix Potter – Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach:

“Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children’s books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems—ranging from character sketches and notebook pages to watercolor landscapes and natural history illustrations—this monograph explores Potter’s artistic process and reveals the places that inspired her timeless work. Organized geographically and featuring more than 200 images from the artist’s oeuvre, The Art of Beatrix Potter includes illuminating essays by Potter scholar Linda Lear, illustration historian Steven Heller, and children’s book illustrator Eleanor Taylor. It is the definitive volume on one of the world’s most influential authors, a woman whose artistry, until now, has not been fully celebrated.”

The Art of Beatrix – Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.