Mary Young Duarte - Mary was a freelance illustrator in NYC where her clients included Scholastic Publications, Children's Television Workshop, New York Times, Simplicity Patterns and many major magazines such as 17, Glamour, Family Circle, Parent's Magazine, etc. While in NYC she studied oil painting at The National Academy of Design and has taken many workshops, among them Kim English, Carolyn Anderson and Peggy Kroll Roberts. She recently moved to San Diego and loves painting in oil. Her works are done in a realistic/impressionistic style.