The nurture of a young child has been described throughout time in art of all types; a natural means of expressing human emotion.

On the painted canvas, it is perhaps most poignantly communicated.


American artist Mary Cassatt captured the kind of strong tenderness our little ones need to help them thrive and become generous givers of nurturing love to the next generations.


When I saw the Cassatt painting (above), the American illustrator Eloise Margaret Wilkin came immediately to my mind. Her work delighted me in my childhood, and still does today. You may not know her name, but you can spot her signature style in Little Golden Books.