About Oakthorn StudiosOakthorn Studios is a Pacific Northwest-based organization operating out of Portland, Oregon with products shipped internationally. Drawing its name from Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem A Tree Song, Oakthorn Studios was created by artist Elise Mesnard as a means to showcase her artwork and printed goods. Educated as a fine artist and art historian, Mesnard's designs strive to meld the artistic with the esoteric.
Mesnard was raised in the deep south on the folklore and magical tales of her Irish & Scandinavian ancestors as well as the delta blues and swampland fables. Her work is heavily influenced by the lore, flora, and fauna of both the Old and New Worlds. Meanwhile, her love of the esoteric aspects of life inspire her to create designs that resonate with their own unique sense of the dark and mystical.