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Women in the arts haven’t always had it easy. Authors like Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), and even JK Rowling (named Joanne Rowling) wrote under male or androgynous pen-names to disguise their gender.

We want to celebrate some of the amazing lady artists on Threadless, so we asked a few of our Threadstaff who their favorite female Threadless artists were. Of course, all of our lady artists are amazing, but here are just a few who stand out to us!

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All of Time and Space” by Alice X. Zhang, “Owl Party” by Meg Hunt, “The Great Indoors” by Katie Lukes, “Witchcraft” by Camille Chew (lordofmasks), and “Supercat” by Lora Zombie

It’s too hard to pick just one, because we have so many talented women in our Artist Community! Top five would have to be (in no particular order): Alice X. Zhang, Meg HuntKatie Lukes, Camille ChewLora Zombie.


Betsy Thompson
“Crystal Waterfall” by Tara McPherson

Tara McPhersonThe aesthetics of all her pieces is so great. The content and imagery, the colors and softness, the other-worldy scenes and unusual use of nudity; all of that makes her work so appealing to me. I love the childlike content of some of her work. For example, “Flying Bunny” where there’s an astronaut riding a flying bunny through space surrounded by a team of following balloons. I can’t really explain it. Her work is just lovely.


– Stacie Terwilliger
Never Date an Astronaut” by Katie Campbell (Campkatie) and “Owl Party” by Meg Hunt

My fave lady Threadless artists are Campkatie and Meg Hunt.


– Katie Lukes
“Meowllennium Falcon” by Hillary White.

I’d have to say Hillary White, aka @wytrab8. Her designs never fail to either crack me up or make me ask, “but why though??”

– Carlyn Hill
“Consumption” by Julia Sonmi Heglund

Hands down, Julia. Her talent is unreal! I’ve been a fan of hers since I joined Threadless, and I’m lucky to call her a friend. Watching her draw freehand is something of another world – she can draw anything.


– Jeff Guerrero
The Birches” by Michelle Li Bothe and “Dot to Dot” by Anna-Maria Jung

Fave Threadless Artist – Love love love Tara Mcpherson shop, also like Michelle Li Bothe and Anna-Maria Jung.


Masha Gololobova
Consumption” by Julia Sonmi Heglund, “Witchcraft” by Camille Chew (aka lordofmasks) and “Crystal Waterfall” by Tara McPherson.

Sonmi has always been one of my all time faves, and recently been really into lordofmasks. But Tara McPherson is my fave artist shop.


– Lance Curran
“I Can Haz Cheesburger Spaceships?” by Tiffany Ambrose.

Hands down Tiffany AmbroseShe’s got a kickass style and is a super cool lady.


– Luis Romero
“Never Date an Astronaut” by Katie Campbell (Campkatie)

Katie Campbell – Simple and brilliant designs.


– Josh Segovia
“Piping Hot Coffee” by Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate McDevitt has some cool stuff.


– Mike Halgas

Tell us about your favorite lady Threadless artist in the comments!

Featured image is “Little Miss Matryoshka” by Meg Hunt

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.