Wendy BinksAustralian Artist
The enthusiasm of children for her designs prompted Wendy to write her first children’s picture book, like ‘Where’s Stripey?’ it won two awards including the prestigious ‘Western Australia Premier’s Book Award’, Children’s Section.
Wendy has combined her love of the natural world with an interest in conservation and has been a volunteer on several conservation projects. She is actively involved in the ongoing work to save the endangered Western Ground Parrot and has spent time in Esperance and Albany (South Western Australia), surveying and monitoring their numbers.
Always ready for a challenge, Wendy’s largest piece of artwork to date was her life size cow she designed and painted for The Margaret River Cow Parade in 2010. Wendy’s cow ‘We didn’t do it’, showcasing her quirky emus was one of 87 painted by different artists and exhibited for 4 months in the Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta regions. At auction, Wendy’s cow sold for the highest amount of $18,000 and the proceeds went to cave conservation in the Margaret River region.