Illustrator Gallery - Barbara Hartmann
Barbara Hartmann is an author/illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, she then emigrated to Canada. She took a watercolor course and loved the luminous quality of the medium which highlighted her love of color gradations.
In addition to color, she’s always been interested in story and whimsy, particularly when steeped in fairy tale and fantasy. The first book she illustrated was a contemporary fairy tale anthology with stories by Canadian authors.
She has been commissioned to create images for books, Library Reading Club posters and murals for the children’s areas of three different Edmonton hospitals.
Her most recent illustrated book, Bygumbo*, was awarded Children’s Book of the Year (2019) by the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta.
*written by Gwen Molnar and independently published by Dempster & Craig Books.