Christy grew up in Australia with musical parents. Since moving back to Canada, she's worked as a vocalist, movie extra, and Montessori art teacher, while accumulating over 30 years of freelance illustration experience. Her art has been published by Thames & Hudson, licensed by Macy's (NY) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Christy is also an active field ornithologist, volunteering her time to citizen-science projects such as SwiftWatch and the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas. The time spent in the field observing and sketching has deepened her understanding of the natural world - which is realized in her stories and art.