About the Artist

Mary Bottom studied art under artist E. Thor Carlson before being accepted into the Studio Art program at Keene State College. After leaving Keene Mary moved around the north east of the United States for several years before settling down in her home state of Maine. Mary now lives and paints in central Maine with her husband, son, and a very talkative cat.

Mary's Artist Statement

Working primarily in the mediums of gouache and ink my goal as an artist is to tell stories through my illustrations. In my journey as an illustrator I have worked to blend a nostalgic, vintage style of illustration with my own colorful painting style.