Patte Smith has been making art her entire life. Pursuing art as a career, took a back seat while raising four beautiful children. Painting, and designing children's Murals for friends and family, kept those creative juices flowing. However, in recent years she was encouraged by her husband and friends to begin a new path in illustration, designing several CD covers combining and conceptualizing art pieces that combine music and nature. Patte, was totally excited to take on the illustration of Buster and his friends, in Diane Bairstow's new children's book The Ballad of Buster and The Bubbles. "I hope, you are as captivated with Buster, as I am."