M. Kathryn Thompson


Primary focus: 2-Dimensional Art
Primary medium: Illustration
View Online: https://www.mkathrynthompson.com/
Artist Contact Info: mkathrynthompson@comcast.net


Creative Portraiture
Location: 48 Bolinas Rd

Artist Statement

M. Kathryn Thompson lives in Northern California where she finds inspiration for her work from the natural beauty in the small town of Fairfax.  She spent her twenties in Seattle where she graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle and has been an Illustrator for 28 years.  “Working in Scratchboard is a joy to me. I work in reverse, scratching away the black ink to reveal the white underneath. On top of that, I airbrush transparent acrylic ink.  I paint right on the original  Scratchboard so I can scratch away highlights in the colored areas.   I work small and have my images enlarged as Gicleé prints.”  “Sketchbook, Fruit” image: She keeps a sketchbook done in acrylic for The Sketchbook Project which is part of the Brooklyn Art Library.
Kathryn’s work has been used for beer, wine, and food packaging, logos, cookbooks, editorial, brochures, and posters. Her illustrations have appeared on the cover of The Pacific Sun, The Yoga Journal, The California State Parks Foundation, and Natural Pages.