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
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.