Barb Miiko Gravlin (nee Nishimura) is an award-winning abstract painter with an extensive body of work. She also has over 50 years experience as a graphics designer in Toronto and Vancouver. In 1965, she was a recipient of a Canada Council Travel grant (six month tenure) in painting spent in Japan. This followed with a well-received one woman art exhibit in Yorkville, Toronto. She has recently shown in various art exhibits in the Toronto area.