What Clients Say

Great work. Good communication back and forth. I could tell she was committed to doing whatever it took to get the project completed and for me to be very pleased with the results - which I am. Further, this was my first exploration into producing an illustrated book. She was a terrific guide in all aspects. If I ever write another children's book, I will definitely work with her again

Did a great job illustrating my FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK, and more. Knows her way around CreateSpace and willing to answer the most tedious questions. I think I lucked out by getting an illustrator who is not only artfully talented, but skilled at getting my book where it needs to go. Top quality, professional and reasonably priced.


I absolutely adore Laurie! She is a super duper star! She is my illustrator for life! Based on my comments, don't over book her, I need her! LOL!

Laurie was fantastic. I would highly recommend her!

Laurie was a pleasure to work with, extremely professional. She brought my book alive!!! Looking forward to working again with her in the near future.

"Wow! An artist who blends creativity, professionalism, humor, and thinks like a businessperson. Can I clone you?"


"A joyous use of color!"

" Empathy & connection to her environment . . ."

"The portrait really captures my son. I can't thank you enough . . ."

"Her work vibrates with life . . ."

"What fun! The fantasy portrait is the real me!"

"Thank you for the bunny birth announcement. I've never seen anything like this before. Such a wonderful and unique gift."

"Thanks for the invitation to your reception. Loved your bold colors and the unusual way you use them."

". . .Work explodes with color and life! . . ."

"FINE ART & FUN ART--nothing better describes the joy in your work!"

I received my books yesterday and I'm getting great reviews. I will be sending your copies off on Monday. Everyone loves your illustrations!!!  I'll be in touch soon with my other books.


Thank you again, I don't think I can say it enough.


I'm so excited! The book looks freaking AWESOME! I have two more on my computer. I am looking forward to a great continual relationship-Michelle Lowe Davis

LOVE the belly being scratched corgi!!!! I see a more evolved story being told - keep those kids thinkin'-AK


Laurie-- just a quick fan note.. I LOVED your illustrations for John's book.. your spirit shines in your work.. thank you for sharing your talent with the world.   Claudia in Florida


Wow! What fun...whimsical, colorful, playful, delightful... glria B


God couldn't have led me to a better illustrator to work with.


EXCELLENT WORK!  Cool & very well written story. I especially liked the new vocabulary... creative.


Your artwork really captured the story - very clean & well defined. I could actually read the story (so to speak) through your art.Two Thumbs Up! -Al Benoit


Although the "author" always gets most of the credit I could not have done this project without my great editor, Tracy Johnson and talented illustrator, Laurie Barrows. I have attached the front and back cover which will give you an idea of what the book is about. The story takes place at the Capitol Park in Sacramento and is based on fun facts, emotions and real-life situations. (Reading level, ages 5-10)-Joanne Veeck


You've done it again. You brought my book to life. I'm gratefulLove Out Loud,-Terraine Francois