THE ARTIST

Evelyn Henson

COLORFUL BEGINNINGS

Brushed with a love for all things creative, I grew up in Columbus, GA. After my 3rd grade teacher pulled me aside for writing "too small" (I had just made tiny handwriting the classroom trend), I probably should have known I would be an artist of some sort, but it took me about a decade after that day to finally pick up the paintbrush. 

I first discovered my love for painting when I attempted a floral still life as a Mother's Day gift in 2012 after two friends kindly gave me an old box of paints they didn't want. I honestly haven't been able to put down the paint brush since---there's something about art that brings out my happiest, brightest self.  

STARTING A BUSINESS

I started selling my work in May 2013 following my college graduation. At the time, I didn't know what I was going to do with my life, so let's just say I'm very thankful that my art business turned out to be more successful than my post-grad job hunt. It started with just a few art prints on Etsy, and has slowly evolved into a colorful & happy brand that has been seen in Glamour, Domino, Redbook, Woman's Day, and more

I'm currently based in Charlotte, NC. While I don't have an open studio at this time, you follow me on instagram here to stay posted on the latest events and happenings in the area.  

A BRIGHTLY DECORATED LIFE

Led by the mantra "painting is a celebration of life" I seek to create stylish art that's uplifting & bright. My happy palette finds inspiration from everyday things like coffee cups, flowers, and breakfast foods (just to name a few favorites!). Picasso said that "inspiration exists, but it has to find you working," &, thanks to countless hours spent with a paintbrush in hand, art's taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Through this colorfully inspired lens, I seek to transform what some see as mundane into moments of celebration & joy.