Chimene graduated from Eckerd College, St Petersburg, FL, in 2007 after spending four years there on a basketball scholarship. She graduated with honours in Visual Arts. Since then she has continued to draw and paint with ongoing commissions. This is her first children’s book working as an illustrator.

Chimene has a passion for nature and animals and is excited to be able to contribute to the Charley the Cheeky Echidna Series. Along with drawing and painting Chimene also enjoys photography, branding and marketing and is the founder of Wilde Collaborative (wildecollaborative.com.au).

She is also passionate about travel and the synchronicity of yoga and paddle boarding. So combining all the above with FODMAP eating, Chimene is able to offer an overall sublime experience in sometimes exotic but always lovely locations. Check out her site (wilderetreats.com.au).