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BookCrossing Label Artists

Amy Rawson
Born in North Dakota and raised in Illinois and Iowa, artist Amy L. Rawson still talks like a midwesterner even though she's lived on the east coast since 2000. She's spent most of her life going in five different directions at once, earning a Bachelor of Music degree only to plunge into the visual arts after college. She hasn't yet decided if she's a painter, a sculptor, or a seamstress, so in the meantime she's all three at once. She currently works as a freelance artist, following wherever inspiration leads her. In her free tim... view »

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Patrick Yesh
Patrick Yesh, master portrait artist and Fine Arts teacher, makes his home in Sandpoint, Idaho. He teaches dynamic personal growth seminars in therapeutic and spiritual arts: the application of art to life and spiritual growth. He lectures internationally, coaches and counsels individuals advancing on their spiritual path. Those who have commissioned his portraits feel he captures the soul of the individual. Patrick creates his own art portraying the spiritual nature of life with angels and spiritual guides interwoven with human f... view »

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Jennifer Long (de Herrera)
Jennifer Long de Herrera is an American artist living and working in Cancun, Mexico. She divides her time between her art, graphic design work, and raising her 2 year old son.

Jennifer has loved drawing and making art in general as long as she can remember. As the daughter of artists she grew up in a environment rich in culture and with the materials for picture making always readily available. She attended North Carolina School of the Arts for her junior and senior years of high school. At Appalachian State University she conti... view »

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Karen Barton

My choice to become a portrait artist can be traced back to childhood. Being raised in a pastor's home, I spent a lot of time having to sit still and entertain myself while surrounded by various and interesting faces. A pencil and paper turned out to be my favorite toy and by the age of 7 I had already discovered the rewards of getting a likeness with my little profile drawing of our organist, Mrs. Frost.

I was born in Billings MT, and raised in 6 different towns in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. My career in the... view »

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Mary Grace Dembeck
Artist and writer Mary Grace Dembeck isn't sure which she loves to do most ... paint or write. Born in New York City, she has lived in Westport, CT, for the past 38 years. She has exhibited paintings at The National Academy of Design, and her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Ranger Rick, and various other journals and magazines.

Mary also collaborated on a number of songs with singer Maureen McGovern, and on a children's musical, The Bengal Tiger's Ball, which was performed by Ms. M... view »

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