A passion for fashion especially dresses and anything 1950s is what led Collette to creating this book. She is also the author/artist of the Chardonnay Minx Coloring Books, a tongue in cheek party girl series. She began painting young, prevailed on family and neighborhood artists for lessons, and reveled in their skill and knowledge. At 11 she sold her first artwork, a watercolour of Mount Taranaki/Egmont. At 16 she took night school classes in oil painting and acrylics, her subject matter still mostly New Zealand scenery. She exhibited often and at 17 had her first solo exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand. Known for her modern, contemporary work, Collette has two distinct styles: her serious, abstract works and a fun, contemporary surrealist style. Her artworks sell worldwide, including in Britain, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, Cook Islands, Spain and Australia, as well as from galleries throughout New Zealand. She has a popular website; dedicated to the growing interest in her art. www.collette.co.nz Collette finds painting extremely rewarding and puts her heart and soul into it, and is humbled by appreciation of her work. Collette's latest venture into Coloring Books came from her time recovering from cancer where all she could do with her art was draw and like colouring-in is for others, drawing gave her the same solace and peace. Collette feels adult coloring books are not just a fad, she beleives they help serve many purposes that are beneficial in so many ways, not just relaxation or stress release. They can help you focus with therapeutic, calming and problem solving benefits and give you the state of mindfulness we all strive for but seldom achieve.