Nicole McKenna has spent the majority of her life observing the natural world and the relationships formed through animals and their surroundings. Having grown up in the bush of country Australia she was inspired by habitats, and literature from an early age. Nicole has studied art and graphic design. She draws with graphite, ink and watercolour on paper, often adding bursts of soft pastel or pastel washes and white acrylic. Sometimes she also draws digitally in an attempt to entwine the external world with her imagination and understanding of literature, illustration and art.