Stephen is a singer/songwriter who has just released his first album, “Sincerely.” In his own words: “My album is a story of triumph, of letting go of all the uncertainty in my head and learning to walk the path of my own heart. “Sincerely” is about realizing how much better this world would be if we all loved ourselves, if we weren’t afraid of being vulnerable and honest. It doesn’t matter who’s president or what technology we invent or what extremists we destroy, the only thing I know is this: There will never be peace if we do not all love ourselves.”
Will Terry is a freelance illustrator and children’s book illustrator who shares his 23 years of experience on his YouTube channel and his blog. He also co-owns SVS Learn and co-hosts the 3 Points Perspective Podcast with Jake Parker and Lee White.
Will has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new book, What They Don’t Teach In Art School: An illustrator’s guide to making money in the real world.
Mike Janda and Tom Ross are successful creative entrepreneurs who have come together to create the Biz Buds Podcast.
Biz Buds is value-packed weekly discussion where Tom and Mike share their journeys from struggling freelancers to both running multi 7-figure businesses, and the lessons picked up along the way.
Xabio Arts aka Andrew Bosch is a drawing YouTuber that makes funny and helpful videos. Along with his drawing tutorials and speed paintings, he also offers a candid look into the life of an artist and how he navigates resistance.
Talia Jackson is an actress, model and singer. She is a series regular on Netflix’s Family Reunion (which won an NAACP Award for “Children’s Program”) and ABC’s Station 19. With productions all on hold, she’s focusing on her music career and is producing / release music directly from home.
Her first two songs, “Complicated” and “5Five” are available on Spotify.
Kasey Golden is an illustrator and YouTuber with the dream of illustrating children’s books.
She shares her illustrations, challenges and process as an artist on her YouTube channel where she has over a million subscribers following her journey.
Mur Lafferty is the author of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the Hugo and Nebula nominated novel Six Wakes, The Shambling Guides series, and several self pubbed novels and novellas, including the award winning Afterlife series.
She is also the host of the Hugo-winning podcast Ditch Diggers, and the long-running I Should Be Writing. She is the recipient of the John Campbell Award for best new writer, the Manly Wade Wellman Award, the Best Fancast Hugo Award, and joined the Podcast Hall of Fame in 2015, its inaugural year.
Michael Ray was one of the very first students to go through the Evolve Artist Program curriculum. Throughout his education and work with Evolve, Michael has been an inspiration for how to get work done and get it done well.
Michael has a family, a full-time job and many other responsibilities but was still able to thrive with Evolve, and is now looking forward to selling his work at a professional level.
Kevin Murphy is an internationally recognized award-winning portrait painter and illustrator. Since 1993, he’s delivered nearly 600 commissioned works within the fields of Illustration and Portraiture.
Kevin is also the cofounder of The Evolve Artist Program, where he teaches all traditional classes. The Art Academy, from which the Evolve program was born, was founded by Kevin in 2009.
Piper Talladay is a contemporary realist painter currently residing in Tacoma, Washington, but working with clients across the United States. Her work is centered around equine portraiture, rendered in oil.
In addition to her own work, Piper is head instructor at Evolve Artist, an online academy that trains students around the world in traditional oil painting.