Reflection by Victoria Kitanov ©1988

Inspired by an unnamed and uncredited photograph found in an op shop many years ago, she would be destined to become the cover girl of children’s book, Nobody’s Granny by Australian author, Tess Brady. I loved the story and felt it deserved more than an apple-cheeked, bun & glasses ‘granny’ caricature.  The title was eventually published, but my illustrations weren’t (the granny caricature won, and my lady was shelved for almost 30 years.)

But you can’t keep a good woman down, and I’m taking this one from invisibility and into the light!




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