Alexandra Ball grew up in the countryside with her older brother, climbing trees and playing in cornfields. On rainy days, she loved to draw. From tiny water-fleas to gigantic whales, there would always be some form of animal featured. Nowadays Alex has an animal of her very own. Her trusty sidekick, Bee the dog, who accompanies her almost everywhere she goes. Inspiration comes to Alex on long walks with Bee and those early memories of growing up in the countryside. She still loves drawing animals, in fact it's quite unusual to see a picture of her work that doesn't include one. The art qualifications and years of experience as a children's book illustrator has honed her work to capture a child's imagination and create pictures that kids want to be around. Her love for animals shines out of her illustrations infectiously. You can't seem to look at one of her pictures without falling in love with an animal. Alex's hope is that children will gain an appreciation for nature through her whimsical yet sensitive illustrations.
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