Chrissie Cloete has always had a love for nature coupled with a vivid imagination. Her first memories are of spending her days outside in her childhood backyard surrounded by chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats (not to mention the numerous garden birds, insects, amphibians, arachnids and lizards that naturally occur there) - that is if she wasn’t with her mother at the Art College. There she kept herself busy with drawing, painting and playing with clay while her mother studied art. This, inevitably lead to her love of art mixed in with a deep appreciation of nature. During her high school years, Chrissie attended Principia College Art and Drama school after which she then obtained a degree in Nature Conservation at NMMU. She then pursued a career in conservation, but still used her skill as an artist to illustrate environmental education booklets for various organisation. In 2015, after spending five inspiring months in the Peruvian rainforest, Chrissie decided to become a full-time illustrator. She also started her own colouring book series focusing on cultivating a love for nature in children and adults alike.
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ChrissieCanDraw Seabirds Colouring Book
by Chrissie Cloete
The ChrissieCanDraw Seabirds Colouring Book is the first book in a series of colouring and activity books that aims to instill a sense of wonder and curiosity in children for the natural world around them through humorous and informative pictures and activities. Furthermore, each book sold contributes 20% to BirdLife South Africa to continue conservation initiatives for the preservation of birds.
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