Alenka Sottler, illustration for "Pussypaws" from Svetlanine pravljice (Svetlana's Fairy Tales), written by the popular poet and children's book author Svetlana Makarovič, bilingual Slovene/English edition from Miš, 2009, b tempera on paper.
Alenka Sottler (b. 1958, Slovenia) was born into a creative family and began her art practice early on, as a child by the side of her father, an academic sculptor. Later she pursued her formal university education in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, at both graduate and postgraduate levels. A prolific author, she has illustrated more than forty books for children and adults. She has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards.