Bottman Design Artists
Mary Lake-Thompson is an established artist and has owned Mary Lake-Thompson Ltd, a gift ware business, for many years. Her artwork may be seen on flour sack towels, aprons, tote bags and many other products. Located in Oroville, California, Mary has licensed her artwork to us for everyday greeting cards and Christmas cards.
Paris Bottman has been entertaining us with her whimsical characters for over 25 years. Her 'dressed animal' career began with a series of handmade and porcelain figures and proceeded to the current colored pencil drawings and watercolors. Paris delights in bringing a smile to our faces with her creations. She lives and works in Salt Lake City. Vintage Paris Bottman available here »
Maren Schaffner lives with her gang of cats (8 at the moment), and 2 dogs in an old farmhouse in a windswept area between the North Sea and the Baltic. The North German country side with it's wind and weather provide her with great inspiration. Exhibitions of her paintings enjoy enormous popularity in Germany and abroad.
Once Upon a Card's vivid, playful photography invites you into a captivating world of whimsy, romance, and sophisticated humor.
Wild Indigo is a line of greeting cards that utilizes photographic images from the past, altered to accentuate the warm feeling of familiarity. Many of these images come from the family albums of Bottman employees, many from historical archives, and many from the Library of Congress. Wild Indigo was originally founded by artists Debbie Gehman and Kirsten Soderlind. The line is now in the hands of the graphic artists at Bottman Design.
Simon Drew creates a wonderful world of images using verbal and visual puns that delight and amuse all of us. Well known throughout the United Kingdom, Simon is gifted with a fine sense of fun and a creative imagination. In spite of drawing at every opportunity, Simon and his wife Caroline find time to run a very popular art and craft gallery in Dartmouth, Devon.