Growing up on a farm in Petersburg, Michigan, folk artist Misko Willis developed an insight into animal attitudes that shines through today in her warm, playful depictions of cows, puffins, penguins, and more. Misko went on to live in Cape Cod and later scenic Belfast, Maine, where she observed sea creatures and incorporated them into her cast of characters. Her signature Moose makes an appearance in garlands, holiday lights, and other festive garb in the Allport Editions Holiday Card Collection.
Misko got her start selling her artwork at her local farmers market and went on to help found the renowned Ann Arbor Art Fair. Such self-determination and support of other artists makes her a kindred spirit with Allport Editions. Misko retired well in 2013, well into her 90's, though she remains one of our most beloved and best-selling artists, and we’re proud to continue to carry a wide array of her creature creations.