Trisha St.Clair was born in Sacramento, California and works mostly in the medium of painting using watercolors or acrylics. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a minor in English Literature. Artists she has studied under include Ken Waterstreet, Penny McElroy and John Brownfield. She has exhibited her work at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, where she took 3rd place in the Annual Membership Show of 2006. She has also exhibited her work at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church as well as Carmichael Presbyterian Church, where she had a solo show in 2007. Using bold colors and highly stylized images, St.Clair typically paints playful scenes that evoke stories. She illustrates and writes full-time in northern California, where she lives with her lucky black cat Flo. She is currently a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.