ALIXE DIQUE was born in Nasik, India in 1948, and migrated to Australia on the ship ‘The Stratheden’ in 1949; was educated at the Brisbane Central Technical College to achieve a Diploma in Commercial Art. She has two degrees, A.T.C.L. for teaching Speech and Drama and L.T.C.L. for performing and teaching Music from Trinity College of London. She taught for 14 years.
After working as a junior artist at Jackson Wain Advertising, she moved on to Press Etching (Printers) and later became a freelance artist; having held 7 one-man exhibitions, 2 being overseas in Kent, Great Britain. Alixe has set up a Regional Art Gallery in Bedourie, Far West Queensland.
An avid painter in oils and watercolour, Alixe also enjoys drawing in pencil and charcoal. She has painted 13 backdrops for theatre companies for various plays and ballets; and is the author of three other illustrated books, Zep and Don, About Some Owls, and The Catch.