Born in Australia.

Trudy is a postdoctoral Fellow in FABI. She grew up in Western Australia where her fascination with the natural world led her to study science. She worked in the field of forest health research in the south west of the state prior to joining FABI. 

Despite working as a research scientist and having had no formal art training, she has always enjoyed drawing natural forms. In 2016 she attended a botanical art workshop with Gill Condy (SANBI’s resident botanical artist) during which she developed greater confidence, and a deeper appreciation of botanical art as a means of merging her passions for nature, science and art. One of her artworks was displayed in the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg in 2018 as part of the global exhibition ‘Botanical Art Worldwide’.