There's a certain amount of mystery to Betsy Walton's work that I absolutely love. It's like she's placing pieces of a story in front of you, but it's up to you to figure out what's going on. Working mostly with gouache and pencil on paper, her dreamlike images are stunning and are filled with layers of symbols and patterns. She has a great sampling of her work on her website, but there's even more on her flickr page where you can view her pattern studies as well as some pieces she did for a group show at Compound Gallery this past June. She also opened a shop on Etsy recently where you can purchase original artwork as well as limited edition prints (like the one above).