wanted to be
an artist ever since she was
a young girl. After receiving her
fine arts degree from a
university in her native Taiwan,
she moved to New York City in
1989. She has worked as a
children's textile designer and landscaper for a Chinese
Temple. Recently she has
illustrated two books for Dutton Children's Books. Her artwork
has appeared in childrenˇ¦s
publishers, greeting cards, and wrapping paper companies.
Yu-Mei lives in Queens, New
York with her husband.