Beth Krommes

Artist Statement

In 1982, I saw an exhibit at the Sharon Arts Center called "Three New Hampshire Wood Engravers--Herbert Waters, Nora Unwin, and Randy Miller". I fell in love with the work of these artists and the medium of wood engraving. I started engraving, and was juried into the League of NH Craftsmen. As I began my illustration career years later, I used wood engraving to gain a look that set me apart. I eventually switched to scratchboard for commercial work, but continue to wood engrave and paint for pleasure. For the tour, I will display books, cards, calendars, wood engravings,and paintings. I look forward to meeting you.


Beth Krommes is an illustrator, wood engraver,and painter from Peterborough, NH. She is the winner of the 2009 Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious American children's book award for an illustrator, for "The House in the Night" by Susan Marie Swanson. Beth received a BFA in painting from Syracuse University, an MAT in art education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and spent a year at St. Martin's School of Art in London. Her most recent illustrated children's book is "Before Morning" by Joyce Sidman, due out in October 2016.

Contact Information

310 Old Street Road
Peterborough, NH 03458

Telephone: 603-924-8790


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