"The main street was busy at this time with businessects on their way back from work, heading home to cozy nests and happy larvae."
In this fantasy story, you will meet the colourful characters of Grasshopper Green, a humble little village where milkwood beetles and ladybirds live in harmony with dragonflies and wasps.
Full of whimsical wordplay, lilting prose and exquisite hand drawn illustrations, the enchanting and peaceful world of Grasshopper Green will beguile and delight readers from 8 to 80+.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)|
About the Author
Claudia's fascination with the arts began with the Grimm's Fairytales she was read as a child, stories resplendent with romance and magic, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Dore's wondrous - and sometimes terrifying - etchings were the first of many fantastical influences in Claudia's career.
Later, travel played a part in Claudia's artistic development. The beauty she encountered in early wanderings across Asia, Europe and North America informed her aesthetic and added new riches to the depths of her imagination. Now the colours and textures of the places she visits seep into her art, layering real and romanticised histories over her fairytale beginnings.
Claudia began her art practice in paint, and to this day oils on canvas are a staple of her practice. In recent years she has expanded her repertoire to include other aspects of the decorative arts, and now in addition to her paintings Claudia's oeuvre includes an extensive exploration of jewellery-making.
Claudia's work has been exhibited in a variety of galleries, including the BMW Edge Gallery and Incinerator Gallery. Her pieces have also appeared in various national & overseas exhibitions, and are included in private collections around the world.
Claudia's latest foray in storybook illustrations is the culmination of a penchant for the whimsical and fantastical, an eye for colour and an appreciation of the limitless possibilities of a good imagination.