Student Artist Spotlight: Evelyn Stewart

"I think I actually found my style at Miss Hall's."

Evelyn Stewart is a senior at Miss Hall’s who enjoys drawing. To understand a little bit more about her art, MHS Makes asked her a few questions.

Could you tell us a little bit about the process that went into each piece, and how it is meaningful you? 

“Peaceful Evening” was the first piece I made out of the set, and it underwent a lot of changes, because it was my first time creating a more complex background. It gave me the confidence to continue pursuing this type of design. 

I made “Rest” soon after I completed “Peaceful Evening,” and I felt a bit more relaxed going into it. It was very calming and satisfying to complete.

I created Poetry months after the other two pieces, and I like it because it is my ideal relaxing space.

What were some challenges you encountered in creating these pieces, and how were they overcome?

Figuring out how to fill the background was pretty hard for me, but I think that incorporating objects that I see around my room and that mean something to me helped me create an atmosphere that fit my figures.

How would you describe your style? 

Similar to a graphic novel. 

What inspires you and why? 

I follow a lot of comic book and manga artists on social media, and I really like how they can capture an entire character’s story or personality in several panels. 

How has your style evolved during your time at Miss Hall’s? 

I think I actually found my style at Miss Hall’s. Before coming here I didn’t really put a lot of myself into what I drew, but now I draw from my life and make things that actually mean something to me.