Mythic fantasy artist Jessica Galbreth was born on April 29th, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio. Today, shemakes her home and studioin Waterville, Ohio with her husband Josh and their two children.Though Jessica did study fine art with a major in painting for three yearsat the Toledo Museum of Art, she also considers herself largely a self-taught artist. She crafts heroriginal works of art mostlywith watercolors, pen and ink, but at times also utilizes an airbrush and acrylic for certain effects.
Jessica began her art career in 1999 with a modest web site. Much to her surprise, the interest in her fantasy and faery art seemed to increasevery quickly once sheshowcased her art on-line, so she went on to expand her web site and product line.Now you can find Jessica's work in numerous formats, from prints togreeting cards to calendars and booksto collectible figurines and ceramics produced by leading manufacturers throughout the world. Her work is often featured at Spencers Gifts, Hot Topic and atspecialty retail shops throughout the world. Withdistribution of herart and inspired products reaching as far as Australia,the United Kingdom and Japan, Jessica has truly become a world-renown artist.
She is perhaps most celebrated for her ability to capture the haunting and often mysteriousbeauty of goddesses and faeries from mythology. Each of her visions brought to life on paper have a personality of their own, and often evoke strongfeelings in those who view them.Some of her faeries are elegant, sweet and wistful, while others are defiant, dark and powerful.
In the early 1990s, at a party, someone put a tarot deck in Barbara's hands; she's held on tightly ever since. Tarot provides just enough structure so that we don't get lost as we explore the mysteries, plumb our dark corners, and locate our North Stars.
Barbara has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She's published a number of books on tarot, including Tarot for Beginners, Tarot Spreads, The Steampunk Tarot, The Gilded Tarot, The Mystic Dreamer Tarot, and Tarot of the Hidden Realm. Writing is solitary work and is relieved by teaching tarot at conferences around the world. Barbara also loves working directly with clients, helping them uncover guidance and insight in the cards.
Connect with Barbara online at www.tarotshaman.com.