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Barbara Garrison

I am a printmaker. My main body of work includes etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, collagraphs and monotypes. Another Celebrated Dancing Bear is illustrated with etchings.

As a child I loved to pour over illustrations and even now the memory of the exciting moment I realized that I was actually reading the words after hearing the story and devouring every detail of the illustrations. It was The Pied Piper Of Hamlyn.

Every book brings new challenges. I particularly like the research. The next challenge is finding a way to translate my rough sketches into a medium concerned with shapes and textures. It is always exciting to see the first print pulled from the plate and then to play around with the additional colors.

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear is a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book.