Illustration by Wendy Binks
Lot no 99
Dimensions: 61 cm x 46 cm
Perth / Nightly
Wendy grew up on a dairy farm in the beautiful town of Denmark, South Western Australia and from an early age developed a keen interest in animals and the outdoors. After graduating with a BA in Art & Design from Curtin University in 1982 (majoring in ceramics), Wendy based herself and her business ‘Stunned Emu Designs’ in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Early in 2010, Wendy opened her own Gallery in South Terrace, Fremantle which has enabled her to extend her range even further and to display more of her original artwork including seascapes and landscapes.
The enthusiasm of children for her designs prompted Wendy to write her first children’s picture book, ‘Where’s Stripey?’ with ‘Stripey’ a baby emu as the main character. Having written, illustrated and self published the book to great acclaim, it won two awards including the prestigious ‘Western Australia Premier’s Book Award, Children’s Section’ Award.
Stripey was such a popular character that as well as producing a Stripey plush toy, Wendy produced another book ‘Scrambled egg’ again featuring Stripey on another adventure. This book was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s awards. Children and adults alike eagerly awaited the third Stripey book ‘Invisible Me’ which was finally published in October 2011.
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