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About me

My story Aneta Baklová BaklArtI have been close to animals as well as drawing them since childhood. As time went by, drawing moved from being a desirable activity stopping a child in their mischiefs to more of a way of postponing learning or homework. For a couple of years, I turned away from it and focused more on getting my education and starting the business. A few years ago, I allowed myself to sit down again with paper and crayons. Let me tell you what the impulse was that brought me back to drawing. Some time ago, out of curiosity, I had my family tree made. To my great surprise, I found out that the Czech painter Emanuel Bakla was my relative. At that moment, my grandfather’s and father’s beautiful handwriting and drawing finally made sense. I decided to get back to drawing, because I understood I was throwing away the gift I had instead of getting it out there, among people, in form of art.

C.G. Jung once said: “If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”

Recently, our world has turned upside down due to a coronavirus pandemic. Being locked and stuck at home because of the quarantine, it seemed to be a perfect time for cleaning and creating. Our lives literally stopped and we, performance-focused people, got an opportunity to turn into ourselves for a change. For me, and I believe for lots of us, it was a real challenge, a step into the unknown. But thanks to that I finally fully committed to drawing. It healed my soul and saved my mental health, for which I am eternally grateful. Each of my drawings has a piece of me as well as one of the drawn animal. I hope you will enjoy my drawings asI believe that my portraits of your pets may brighten up your days.

My success

In 2020, I was given the opportunity to co-illustrate a friend’s psychological book (About the Soul: How to Understand Yourself by Josef Křížek), so you can see my drawings there as well. In 2021, I drew a camel for Arabic textbook of Jassan Shadafnh.
In 2021, my first exhibition took place at Veterinary Institute in Brno.

What I use for creating

Paper 

Art Fabriano Disegno 4 SMOOTH (220g/m2)

Pastelmat (360g/m2)

Coloured pencils

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Caran d´Ache Luminance

Caran d´Ache Pablo

Derwent Lightfast Prismacolor

Pastels

PanPastel Derwent Pastel

Faber-Castell PITT Pastel

Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel

Stabilo CarbOthello

Gioconda

Charcoals

Charcoal Pencils Cretacolor Nero

The owner of this website and the operator is MSc. Aneta Baklová, Ph.D. with address Marie Cibulkové Street 1177/10, Prague 4 - Nusle, 140 00. The Processor is registered with company ID 88181421 at the Trade Licensing Office of Prague 4 since 3rd October 2011.