My path was about to take a completely different direction. Thanks to my love for nature, I studied ecology at Charles University in Prague. In Brussels, I researched microscopic algae from Antarctica, wrote scientific papers and lectured at conferences. However, my other passion is drawing. For several years I have been deciding whether to step out on my own as an illustrator. Eventually, I started creating science education books for children that combine everything I enjoy in life - science, adventure, drawing and writing. The turning point came when I was about to go to London for my studies. I realised that there I would be pursuing science full time and would no longer have time for the things I enjoy most in life. A major life decision was made and from then on my path was only in the artistic direction.
Apart from the book illustrations, the oil painting struck me fully. My main theme oscillates around children's souls and landscapes. You can see selected paintings here.
The children's theme is fully explored in the series Creatures of the Garden, which I created for a beautiful kindergarten in the Eagle Mountains. The series Landscape of Childhood reflects my childhood experiences associated with foglarks and adventures. The theme of wandering and getting to know oneself through the landscape is the theme of my Landscape to Myself series.
I also draw and write children's books. They bring me great joy and I hope they will bring you joy too. The book The Hiker is included in the catalogue of the Best Children's Books 2015/2016. The book My First Atlas of Europe included in the catalogue of the Best Books for Children 2013/2014.
I organize painting stays in nature, figure drawings for the public and exhibitions. Recently, very interesting projects have been appearing, such as the ceiling in František Kupka's house in Dobruška, or helping to paint rococo frescoes in the newly built ambit in Mariánská Týnice.
2021 Landscape to Myself, Synagogue in Dobruška
2021 Tread Lightly, Klub Art 13 Brno
2020 Landscapes and Illustrations, Králíky City Museum
2018 From the Life of an Illustrator, Dobruška Municipal Library
2015 Municipal Library Podbřezí
2011 Municipal Library in Mokry
2011 Municipal Library in Dobruška
2010 Gradana Centre in Prague
2010 Municipal Library Vysoké Mýto
Participation in exhibitions
2021 Memories of the Future, Festival Plná Rozkoš, Šonov
2020 Kostelec nad Černými lesy - open-air exhibition
2019 Manětín - open-air exhibition
2019 Broumov Monastery - open-air exhibition
2018 Piánka, Zákolany - open-air exhibition
Man and Nature (Albi 2018)
Tripbook (Slovart 2016)
My First Atlas of Europe (Slovart 2014)
My First Atlas of the Czech Republic (Slovart 2011)
Children's Car Book (Audi 2011)
Animals in Nature (Grada 2010)
Pets (Grada 2010)
Czech Ornithological Society
Ecological Institute Veronica
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
House of František Kupka in Dobruška
Charles University in Prague
SOS Children's Villages
Czech Switzerland o.p.s.