Narelle Cridland was born in Australia but moved to Hong Kong in 1997. In early 2019, she returned to Australia and now lives and works in Perth. Narelle is a teacher and an artist. She has exhibited her paintings and photographic works internationally and in Australia. While teaching visual arts at a local primary school she rescued a rainbow lorikeet who had been attacked by crows. Although Narelle had saved Lorry's life and nursed him back to health, she did not anticipate Lorry's impact when it came to her own wellbeing.