Betsy Thompson is a self-taught mixed media artist, designer, and children’s book illustrator. Her inspirations include patterns in nature, mid-century modernism, the kitchen, expressionism, the concept of home, and her life by the sea. A collector and thrifter by nature, she loves to beachcomb, and her home and garden are filled with gathered lucky stones and driftwood. Other collections include Cornishware, nests and feathers, mid-century modern kitchenware, table linens, sea glass, pitchers and bowls, old chairs that need restoration, and, of course, books. Betsy lives with her family on the coast of Maine.