Phyllis Alter works in London, Ontario and Barcelona, Spain. After receiving her Honours B.F.A. from York University in 1989, she spent a summer painting in Nimes, France. From 1991-92 she attended the Winchester School of Art, pursuing an M.A. European Fine Arts in Painting in both Winchester and Barcelona. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto and London, as well as in Spain, where she was awarded the prestigious Talens Prize by the Sala Pares of Barcelona, awarded annually to a promising young painter.