Aldo Galli was born in Lombardy, Italy, in 1966. He graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Milan. Passionate about the natural world and a keen artist, he loves the wet on wet oil painting technique for his colorful illustrations. A trip to the Amazon in 2012 has provided the inspiration for Rusty Coati and his adventures. He previously worked with Richard Adams on the creation of the fortieth anniversary illustrated edition of Watership Down, printed across the world in different languages.