Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographer and digital artist. After dropping out of high school she worked for a while as a model until she was offered the job of fashion editor for a then-fledgling Toronto Sun daily newspaper, with an opportunity to shoot the weekly fashion spreads.
During this job she developed her skills enough to open her own photographic studio. In the decades to follow she has directed TV commercials and worked for advertising clients as well as producing her own work.
Cole has always tried to remain true to her vision carefully follow an inner voice. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and collected privately and publicly.