Barbara Todd was born in Galt, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975. She relocated in 1981 to Banff Alberta. She is an interdisciplinary artist best known for her innovative, quilted textile work. Her early work included several photographic installations and a series of drawings and cut-out silhouettes. In recent years, she has explored drawing and sculpture in metal and glass. Her commissioned and acclaimed 2008 Jardin de guérison ( Healing Garden) is a one hundred foot long colored glass mural for the new emergency wing of Sacred Heart Hospital, Montreal, Quebec. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Quebec Council for the Arts and has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States. Her work is held in collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Canada Council Art Bank, Vancouver Art Gallery, the Banff Centre for the Arts and others.