Gillian Bowen-Johnston aka A Singing Cricket is an illustrator from the Otways, a rainforested, southern region in Victoria. She is fascinated with the natural world and collects plants, insects, fossils and antique natural history books. She started her career in Japanese ink painting (sumi-e), and developed through to chinoiserie, and nature and botanical illustrations. Her business “A Singing Cricket” is named from a small cricket in her sumi-e work.
She enjoys exploring nature with her children, showing and teaching them the intricate beauty of the living world and the infinite complexity of our environment.