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. Her story, Color in the Desert: The Cholla and her photography were included in Highlights for Children Magazine in 2013. Lois illustrated Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad, written by Shirley Raye Redmond (Mountain Press Publishing). She has been involved in illustration, book design and/or production work for eleven books in both traditional publishing and work-for-hire roles and has a short story included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, 2016.
Lois has been a working New Mexico artist since 1992 and her award-winning paintings can be viewed at Framing Concepts Gallery, Mountain Run Shopping Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.