Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Audrey Hepburn ~ Artist

Growing up as a child in World War II Holland, Audrey Hepburn had to do without a lot of things: food, new clothes, and many other things. One of the things that kept her going was dance. Another thing Audrey liked to do was sketch.


I recently discovered Audrey's sketches while reading Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit by her son, Sean Ferrer. Her sketches are delightful. She could have easily become a children's book illustrator! Below is a video I made of a few of her sketches. To see them bigger, and to learn more about her difficult childhood, click here and here.


Last summer I reviewed the recently published Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen by her second son, Lucca Dotti. It features a painting of her garden on the back cover. You can view the post here. It also includes Audrey's recipe for chocolate cake!

This post is part of the May the 4th Be With Audrey Hepburn Blogathon hosted by Flickin' Out. Be sure to read all of the other posts dedicated to this iconic actress!



  1. I knew Audrey enjoyed painting while she was pregnant and couldn't work, but I didn't know about these childhood sketches. They are lovely, yet with some bitterness coming from a child so deeply affected by the war!
    Don't forget to read my contribution to the blogathon! :)

  2. Oh these are SO LOVELY! Audrey certainly was a multitalented woman. Awesome post, and thanks for the nice video! :)