"I enjoy exploring exciting ranges of color, texture and light to present common objects in unusual and interesting ways. Each stroke is applied with the spirit of the subject matter in mind. Inspiration comes from the beauty and simplicity found in nature or things we encounter everyday." Barbara is professional illustrator. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, has served as President of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, and she teaches " Drawing in Color" classes at Washtenaw Community College and with Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation. She exhibits her work in juried shows and galleries. Barbara has a degree in Fine Art and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She is a published illustrator for the University of Michigan Press and others. Her freelance client list spans several industries including medical, educational, business, and nonprofit organizations in Madison, Boston, Seattle and Ann Arbor.