Amy Thurber grew up in the woods of Central Connecticut, where her father taught her geology, ecology, fishing and the wisdom of the woodland creatures, trees, and wildflowers. After earning a BFA degree in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to Little Compton, Rhode Island, and then Westport, Massachusetts, with stop overs in Texas and New Zealand where she volunteered as an art teacher at a nature school.
Her illustrations and graphic design have appeared in local publications, as well as her husband’s nature columns. Amy has continued her publishing adventures through Cricket Works Press, where she works on new projects and consults for other authors and illustrators to assist them in their publishing endeavors. Her cook book, What DO You Eat? will be coming out in the Summer of 2021.
She has also dabbled in farming, and now grows heirloom vegetables and unusual plants to create her leaf pottery. Doves Foot Pottery
Amy is the descendant of an Abenaki. Her Native American heritage helped inspire some of her husband, Fred’s subject matter.
A long time supporter of nature conservation, education and the arts, Amy has been on the board of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Garden Club of Buzzard’s Bay, and most recently South Coast Artists.
She currently resides in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, with her husband, son, pet cat, pet dove, and beloved hens.