Akron-area artist Barbara Gillette primarily works in pastel and monoprints. Gillette depicts landscapes in the majority of her pieces, and she especially focuses on Medina County and other parts of rural Ohio. She states that she is “especially interested in the tension between suburban and rural areas.” Gillette received her BFA degree in drawing from the University of Akron and is represented by the Harris-Stanton Gallery located in Akron. Her work has been exhibited at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Zanesville Art Center in Zanesville, Ohio. Her work can be found in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Case Western Reserve University, and the law firm of Squires, Sanders, and Dempsey.