Diana Barrett

Diana Barrett is the artist/owner of Painting Illusions, Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She spent several years doing both commercial and freelance art before starting her own business in Troy, Ohio where she lives with her Husband, Chuck.



Marla Fair

Marla is a colored pencil instructor and has partnered with Meaghan Fisher to illustrate Sadie the Skunk. Marla Fair is also the author of five books includingthe Breakthrough Novel finalist Copperhead. Check out for more information about Marla.



Nancy Shuler

Nancy Shuler is an artist/illustrator who lives in Troy, Ohio, with her husband of 35 years, Brian. She has Associate Degrees in Fine Art and Information Technology from Edison State Community College, where she works. Brian and Nancy have three grown sons and and two grandsons. Nancy’s passion for life is expressed in music and visual art.



Donna Pierce Clark

A graduate of Wright State University [Masters in Education], Donna has taught all ages, both in art and special education, since 1971.  She currently teaches Watermedia classes in Troy, Ohio at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center. Her watercolors, have been exhibited across the nation, and have won many awards. Her work on Yupo expresses fluid, loose brushwork; while her plein air paintings in oils & acrylics exhibit a more controlled, but impressionistic feeling. Please see her work at


Tina web image1Tina Nichole Dunnier

Tina Nichole Dunnier is and always will be a kid at heart. Tina aka Tee was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She currently resides in Dayton, Ohio.  She enjoys writing, photography, and painting both digitally and with acrylics. When Tina has time off you will find her playing drums, riding her pink motorized scooter around town or planning her next trip. Ms. Dunnier has attained degrees in Graphic Art as well as Photography. Tina recently joined the Gypsy Team in 2013 but has worked as a freelance artist and photographer for over 15 years.  Some interesting facts about Tee: She has an identical twin sister * She has skydived, bungee jumped, tubed, luged, zorbed, snorkeled and has gone under sea in a submarine* She has been to Europe and had the privilege to live in Hawaii for over a year* at 35 years old she still tries to climb trees.


sandi imageSandra Burns

Sandra Burns graduated from Edison State Community College with an Associate of Arts. She currently lives in Covington, Ohio. She enjoys quilts, crocheting, and playing with beads. Sandra works in digital media as well as with pencil, oil, and watercolor traditional, but plays constantly with pastel and colored pencil trying new techniques. Some techniques work and some do not. A little of her work can be found on Deviant Art under the name “Eftemie”. Sandra began working for Gypsy Publications in 2012. Her advice “Art flows where it wishes to go. Don’t try to control it.”


Casey Barrett

 Bio coming soon