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Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art.


After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance bu… Read More
Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art.


After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance business. Her client list has included The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Dogs in Canada Magazine, Macleans, Chatelaine, The National Wildlife Federation, Owl and Chickadee Magazines, KidsCan Press, Scholastic Inc., McDonalds, Purina, Time Inc., Oxford University Press, Sears Canada, Storck, Nabisco and many others.


Barbara has a number of award winning children’s picture books to her credit including Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!, The Flying Tortoise and Emma’s Eggs.


Her continuing pursuit of new horizons has led Barbara to establish a new alla prima style, specifically for her portrait work.



AWARDS
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2015
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2012
Maxwell Award, Humorous Art Category, 2006
Starred Our Choice Selection 2002, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Silver Seal, 2001 Mr. Christie Book Award
Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, illustration, children's book
Silver Seal, 1999 Mr. Christie Book Award
Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition, International Category
CAPIC Award of Merit, 1998
Official Selection, 1995 Silver Birch Award
Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 1992

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