Beatrix Potter has been one of my favorite illustrators and authors ever since I was little. I’m sure this is the case for many people, because Potter is one of the best selling children’s authors of all time.
I like Potter’s work because of its simplicity, and the fact that she stays true to the animals’ forms while giving them little characteristics such as clothing, or even the posture the animal is in, to make them distinctive. The stories are also fascinating, being unique enough to catch a child’s interest, yet simple enough for the child to understand.
Upon seeing the film “Miss Potter”, I became interested in Potter’s life, and began to read up on her. She was not only revolutionary in her children’s books, but also in the fact that she saved farms from being bought and built on. She was an avid lover of nature and even donated her estate to the National Trust, as well as her original illustrations. I have great respect for who Potter was as a person, as well as an illustrator.