Authors » Katrina Syme
Katrina Syme was born in the UK in 1947 and arrived in WA in 1953. She has lived in Denmark, WA, for 32 years.
Her love of natural history stems from early childhood. She has always drawn and painted, becoming lost in the detail because she’s short-sighted! On a holiday in Tasmania in 1982 she discovered fungi, filling her diary with paintings of their incredibly beautiful fruiting bodies. This fascination increases for Katrina with each passing year and she is now torn between painting them and documenting new species.
Another passion is for textiles, which she dyes with fungi and plants. She’s taught workshops in all these things both in Australia and overseas.
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Brush with Gondwana 2013
Other Books by this Author
- Fungi of Southern Australia
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.