Andrew trained as a zoologist before discovering he preferred painting and writing about animals rather than dissecting them! Although he still loves being a science educator, he also designs, choreographs, and directs student theatre. A scientific artist, or an artistic scientist!
Theatre set designer, choreographer and director. Science educator.
The wonder of the natural world, both living and prehistoric. The fragility of endangered species.
Getting my first book published as author and illustrator – Could a Tyrannosaurus play Table Tennis?
Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Korea, UK
Conservation of the natural world for our children.
I’ve taught at many schools and libraries both around Australia and overseas (China and France), and my mug pops up in newspapers occasionally!
I’ve recently taken the big step and am working on a book about people, not dinosaurs or echidnas. I think humans are the most difficult animals to paint, at least for me, so it has been a real challenge!
You can see samples of my illustrations and of the murals I have made at my website, www.andrewplant.com.