Carson Ellis is an illustrator, author, and artist living just outside of Portland, OR. She has illustrated numerous books, including The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and Dillweed’s Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. In February 2015, Candlewick Press published her debut, Home, which was a New York Times Best Seller. Ellis has also collaborated with her husband Colin Meloy on the award-winning Wildwood series and with her son Hank on a series about aliens for the People’s Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She is a two-time recipient of the Silver Medal awarded by the Society of Illustrators. Throughout the past decade, she has exhibited original artwork in Portland at Nationale, PDX Contemporary Art, Motel, and Basil Hallward Gallery. Ellis joined Nationale in the fall of 2010.