Barb (Gelotte) Tourtillotte attended Central Washington University and the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, where she majored in graphic design and illustration. After a dozen years as a graphic designer, she made the transition to full time illustrator, and has illustrated over fifty books, in addition to magazines, posters and puzzles for the Education and Quilting markets. At the change of the millennium, Barb launched into a new avenue - licensing. From whimsical snowmen to elegant florals, her artwork can be seen on fabrics, dinnerware, greeting cards, kitchen textiles and giftware. She currently licenses her delightful watercolors to over 45 companies for a myriad of products. Barb resides in beautiful Washington State with her husband Kirk and three children.