Thanks to her, her small village is slowly gaining recognition around the world.
Anežka (Agnes) Kašpárková picked up the hobby from another local woman who had been doing the same for years. With just a small paintbrush and vibrant blue paint, the 90-year-old creates intricate floral patterns inspired by traditional Moravian (southern Czech) artwork.
The former agricultural worker’s murals can be seen all over the village, with locals and tourists enjoying its beauty. Today, her artwork has gained global admirers after photos of her creations went viral online. When asked why she was doing this, Kasparkova claims she simply wants to help. “I am an artist,” she stated to Czech media. “I just enjoy it and I want to help.”
According to her, her artwork isn’t planned or pre-drawn. She simply uses her imagination and lets her hand do the work. Previously, other women painted the white Moravian houses, passing down the tradition to Kasparkova.
She is hoping that the tradition would never die down, urging younger people to learn the art.