About the Illustrator

artist2The Story of the Unique Sheep is Dianne Barnett Lough’s first children’s book as a writer and illustrator. The vibrant watercolor paintings depict the joys of farm life inspired by many visits to her son and daughter-in-law’s farm home in Kentucky. Dianne has been a lifelong artist beginning with formal art lessons as a child through earning a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. She grew up in West Virginia and has prints of her historical paintings available there. Dianne enjoys painting landscapes, birds, animals and seascapes inspired by her experiences from the mountains of West Virginia to the coast of North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dianne hopes this book will inspire young readers and listeners to fall in love with farm life and be inspired by Elizabeth to become what ever they want to be.



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