In all her books and illustrations, Tasha Tudor was a master of all seasons, but to me— Christmas is where she shines. In her winter and holiday pieces, she really captures something that speaks to the soul. It’s quiet. It’s homespun. It’s filled with family and animals. It’s of a time long ago yet somehow very familiar. It’s like something you remember from childhood. And she manages to get that feeling across in every painting.
What always amazes me about Tasha’s art is the amount of detail. All the little pieces of kitchen utensils, the tools hanging from the fire place mantle, the little mittens and hats, the birds and cats and rabbits tucked into unsuspecting corners. It’s a lot of inspiration for me as an artist, to look at her paintings. As a reader and mama, I enjoy the stories that come with them too.