Colin was born and raised on a beautiful rural property in Lesmurdie, located on the outskirts of Perth in rugged hill country. Much to his parents' distress he began an art career early, drawing freely and often on the walls of his home as a child, despite their attempts to curb his more wayward artistic tendencies!
Toni Hough was born in Perth, WA in 1967, however spent the early years of her life living in Peaceful Bay where her parents and grandparents owned the caravan park. Toni spent many of her formative years living in a small community that enabled a childhood full of freedom and one that developed a connection to nature.
Sian Turner spent a happy childhood growing up in Perth alongside her four siblings. Being part of a big family meant there was great company to share in imagination games, freedom to roam streets on bikes, and plenty of time to read books in the branches of a Jacaranda tree in the backyard.
Kate grew up in the 1970’s-80’s on the South Coast of Western Australia. Her youth was free, wild, full of colour and the scent of the salty sea air. As a child, she roamed the coastline on extended camping trips with her siblings and widower father; making sandcastles on deserted beaches, and creating “Periwinkle Farms” in the wind-ruffled rock pools.
A freelance Illustrator from Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, Meg Hewick currently lives with her husband in Western Australia. Meg studied Fine Art at Canterbury School for the Arts in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated onto The Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.
Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti lives adjacent to bushland in Sydney and enjoys birds and other creatures visiting her garden. She is the author of two picture books inspired by Australian wildlife: Rainforest Feasts and Rocky the Cocky, both published by Wild Eyed Press.
Peter Ryan is a Perth based professional artist since 2010. His artwork has always been referred to as bright, colourful, fun, entertaining and uplifting. The opportunity to create art to be enjoyed by all ages and demographics, incorporating connection between of nature and community appeals greatly to the type of art Peter loves to create!