Barbara Emerson created her first art work (paint by number) at the age of 4. She later earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art at Cal State University Northridge where she also studied sculpture, photography, and film making. From there she worked as an illustrator, commercial artist, bus driver and film extra until she landed in Sonoma County with a job in computer graphics and technology. She continues to paint and create multi-media art in her spare time. She is featured in collections in Los Angeles, NYC, and the British Isles.