Lois is an illustrator and author, graphic designer, and visual artist working in acrylics, watercolor, pen/ink and mixed media. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico. Lois is an active member of The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has served as the Assistant Regional Advisor for the New Mexico chapter of SCBWI. Watch for her upcoming story, Color in the Desert: The Cholla, which includes her photography in Highlights for Children Magazine. Lois illustrated Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad by Shirley Raye Redmond, Mountain Press Publishing. She has been involved in illustration, book design and/or production work for eight books. Lois has been a working New Mexico artist since 1992. Her award-winning paintings can be viewed Framing Concepts Gallery, Albuquerque, and at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery in San Antonito, New Mexico.