I grew up very much aware of nature. My late father, Richard Dunne, was an entomologist (insect scientist). He taught me about the world of insects and gave me an appreciation of the natural world around us. Sometimes he would bring home unusual insects, there was a time when we shared our living room with an Egyptian grasshopper – almost the size of a small bird – that would leap unexpectedly across the room while we watched TV. There was another incident when a large tub of Vine Weevil escaped and we were still finding them around the house weeks later.
This has inspired me to write two of my children’s books on insects. They are quirky stories yet they are full of facts. Did you know that Daddylonglegs were here before the dinosaurs?
Our changing planet
Like most of us, I have become very much aware of the environmental changes on our planet. My ‘Save the World’ collection of prints are based on my watercolour paintings of animals and whales who have no voice, yet are greatly affected by the damage humans are doing to their world.
I hope you enjoy my work.
Everything is printed on environmentally responsible FSC Certified paper, sustaining forests and the environment.
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