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It only rarely happens that the illustrations are exhibited before the book goes to print. And yet it does. The exhibition comprises most of the images, done in Indian ink on paper and digital monochrome finish, just completed for the picture book Adam and His Tuba that carries such a clear message.
Maja Kastelic was born on 25 September 1981 in Novo Mesto. After high school, which she completed as a golden graduate, she enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (ALUO). She graduated in painting under Prof. Metka Krašovec and Assist. Prof. Dr. Nadja Zgonik with an honours degree and a book edition of her thesis (ALUO Research Institute) in 2006. Between 2006 and 2010 she pursued a master's degree in philosophy and theory of visual culture at the Faculty of Humanities in Koper. Since 2011, she has pursued a career of a freelance culture professional – painter, and since 2014 also a freelance illustrator. She has exhibited her paintings in several solo and group exhibitions, and has been illustrating books for various Slovenian and foreign publishers since 2012. She has won a number of major national and international awards. She lives and works in Trebnje.