Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1955, Barbara Brown has lived in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia since 1988. As a self-employed artist/writer/cartographer, she holds a Bachelor of ScienceDegree in Geography and a Diploma of Fine Art. She is a self-described "artist, writer and forest walker" in a remote area of the West Kootenay region. Her book is Sylvan Reflections: Wanderings, Paintings and Ponderings From the Forest (Crescent Valley, British Columbia: Raven Creations, 2016).