As it is almost christmas, today's hero isn't an illustrator or painter, but Halinka Fraser of Halinka's Fairies.
I bought this little hare from her at the Christmas Fair in Harrogate 2 weeks ago.
He is handmade, and based on Rodolf Nureyev.
Rudolf now lives in my christmas tree.
To find out more about Halinka's Fairies, visit http://www.halinkasfairies.com/