Cassandra spent her early years growing up in the central Queensland outback. She became hooked on botanical art when attending a short course in botanical illustration followed by several years of wonderful tutoring.
Blessed with a talent in art, she obtained a PhD in Natural History Illustration. Her research allowed her to combine her love of Australian history, her German heritage and her passion for botanical illustration.
From a career in the welfare sector, Linda moved into the art world while living in Cairns, and was involved with the Cairns Art Society for some years. After moving to Brisbane, she joined the Botanical Artists' Society.
As a professional artist, Louise had an enjoyable and rewarding career – travel, publications in books and magazines, residencies, commissions and exhibitions, and artwork sold across Australia and overseas.