When spending time on Betsy Bowen's website, the reader will find that growing up in Chicago, Betsy’s parents encouraged her artwork. She first encountered woodcuts as a student at New College and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. She has illustrated more than a dozen books and carved hundreds of woodblocks for prints. Betsy has three grown sons and several grandchildren.
As of this writing, she resides on the family homestead near Grand Marais, Minnesota, watching the horses and chickens and the garden grow. Her work studio is in town, in a former historic Lutheran church with plenty of room for the presses and woodblock prints and books.