Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1956. Desktop publisher, painter, illustrator, printmaker and writer Trish Hart is one of Australias’ leading wildlife artists. Her ability to capture the essence and personality of the many wild creatures she has encountered during a life of adventure and travel is stunning.
After discovering Macintosh and Photoshop, when it took a bank loan to afford both, she has spent many years exploring the possibilities with image creation and manipulation combined with type. An early highlight of her successful career was a trip to the Antarctic with the Australian Antarctic Division to record wildlife for calendar and book publications. This experience, on the last trip of the Nella Dan, also resulted in the completion of a set of five stamps for Australia Post.
Trish has written and illustrated five childrens’ books- “Antarctic Diary” and “There Are No Polar Bears Down There”, published by Thomas Nelson Australia, and “Wet and Dry”, “Night and Day” and “Big and Small” published by Funtastic.
She has worked as a freelance illustrator, producing many calendars featuring Australian wildlife, including one on Endangered Wildlife with the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trish’s skills are now well known through her work for the Gould League. Her work has made the Gould League children’s publications works of art in themselves and resulted in her being given the Environment Award for Childrens Literature in 1999 and being named runner up in 2000. Her interest in wildlife in our oceans as well as the tall ships that sail on them resulted in published works on whales and dolphins and two successful maritime exhibitions at the Melbourne Maritime Museum. She has also had a one woman show at the Australian embassy in Washington, USA.