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My name is Susan Evenson, and I am a freelance artist and illustrator. I have been an art kid from the beginning, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue my BFA in painting and drawing. I work in ink, watercolor, gouache and pencils of all kinds. I have been exploring meditation and yoga for several years, and I am always looking for ways to weave these practices together with my art making. I enjoy painting, drawing in sketchbooks, making dream maps, and making collaborative paintings with my daughter. I love playing with the most vast and mysterious universal questions, while looking at the plainest and simplest facts, with honesty, humor and heaps of curiosity. Editorial illustration, surface pattern design, illustration for home decor items, and book illustration are some of my very favorite things. 

I am currently living and working from my studio in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. 
If you have a project you'd like to discuss, please get in touch. Thank you!

susan.evenson@gmail.com

 
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Clients

Some of my clients include Spirituality & Health Magazine, Sweet Paul, Palm Springs Style and Quarry Books.

 There is a tiny house that functions as my (tiny) studio, where I happily create. A pair of mourning doves on the roof provide a lovely soundtrack. 

There is a tiny house that functions as my (tiny) studio, where I happily create. A pair of mourning doves on the roof provide a lovely soundtrack. 

 I was a shy, smiley kid who loved to get her hands dirty and make stuff. And now, less shy, a little more smiley and definitely bringing "getting my hands dirty" to new levels.

I was a shy, smiley kid who loved to get her hands dirty and make stuff. And now, less shy, a little more smiley and definitely bringing "getting my hands dirty" to new levels.

 Work in progress and sketchbooks on my desktop.

Work in progress and sketchbooks on my desktop.

SLIGHTLY LESSER KNOWN
FACTS ABOUT ME:

  • I am a trained Clinical Massage Therapist,
    and also practice other forms of bodywork/
    energy work.
  • I am a Kundalini Yoga teacher (not currently teaching)
  • If I could wear boots year round, I totally would. 
  • I absolutely believe in magic.
  • I am an avid dreamer, and use them to draw from.
    I have Epic Movie kinds of dreams, Answers to Questions dreams, and many dreams with a cast
    of characters who sit at a big conference table (or dinner table) to discuss all of the things. Because
    of this (and for many other reasons,) I truly appreciate sleep.