Artist Sheilah Beckett
I first encountered this artist in a Little Golden Book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, which I saw in the checkout line at the grocery store and insisted that my mother buy me. I was enchanted by the details and elegance of the clothing, the ebbing hair, and the delicate hands and features.
When I googled her, I was delighted (to say the least) to see her fairy tale illustrations.
Each story has a slightly different style, which, I think, shows her flexibility as an artist.
|Twelve Dancing Princesses|
|from Sleeping Beauty|
|Snow White and Rose Red|
|Titania and Oberon|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs|
|Hansel and Gretel|
Oh, wondrous internet, opening new worlds to me! (And yet more and more ways for me to spend money I don't have.)
For more of my favorite childhood fairy tale artists, click the link.
And don't forget to tell your friends about our fairy tale writing contest. I hope that even if you aren't a contest-type person that you will come back for the writing prompt exercises.