Mary Lake Thompson
Mary is the designer and vision behind all of the products Mary Lake-Thompson Ltd has to offer like her charming Christmas rugs and needlepoint pillows. Mary started drawing and painting from the time she was a young child and never looked back. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she majored in Photography.
In Oroville, California Mary began her career as a commercial artist. Her beautiful children served well as inspiration in her first paintings. She often used them in illustrations, along with her many beloved animals and gardens where she lived in picturesque Northern California. In the early ‘80s she sold 60 paintings which was the true start to her career. She began to sell prints to local galleries and went door to door, up and down California, selling these prints out of the trunk of her car.
After the prints proved to be successful, she began a greeting card company, using her own artwork on the cards. She designed baby books, address books, diaries, paper napkins etc. Eddie Bauer was the next to approach her to design and produce gift baskets for them, which included soaps and lotion. Mary has been able to use her own unique designs on all of these products as well as using reproductions of handpicked vintage art. It is important to Mary that all of her products remain made in the USA.