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As a child Wendy developed a love of natural history, nurturing a menagerie of strays and injured birds and animals. She was also fascinated by skeletons of creatures and the local beaches provided her with a rich hunting ground particularly following the spring tides or stormy weather.
Following an education in Guernsey she undertook a Foundation course at the Winchester School of Art, where the head of the department Garrick Palmer (a well-known wood engraver) saw the Illustrator in her and contacted his colleague Bill Ward, head of Illustration at Harrow School of Art.
The first year at Harrow was spent drawing … The Royal Mews, Hendon Air Museum, Syon Park and for Wendy, London Zoo. In the third year she specialised in natural history illustration and left in 1977 with a distinction. Bill Ward contacted the Natural History Museum at Kensington and they sent the head of their graphic department to the diploma show and Wendy was offered a job at the museum working on the upcoming exhibitions.
After a year Wendy went freelance and joined an Artists Agency in London and started to illustrate books, magazines and advertising. She helped to illustrate many of the Reader’s Digest gardening books and Nature lovers series as well as Collins Guide to the Seashore.
Wendy has designed stamps for Guernsey and Alderney and many of her designs can be seen on Halcyon Days products and more recently Smythsons hand painted books and boxes. Her bird and flower paintings are in collections world wide.