Illustrator Gallery - Shannon Youso
Hi there! I am an illustrator based in Phoenix Arizona. I create with pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital collage. My goal is to depict characters that are diverse and inclusive, especially in regard to gender expression and LGBTQIA+ representation, as I believe everyone deserves to feel seen and affirmed in the stories we tell, and I know from personal experience how important this representation could be for young readers. My work is inspired by nature, dreams, and everyday magic.
I have been an artist my entire life, showing and selling my work since 2001. In 2010 I co-founded The Bergamot Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to cultivating creativity and healing through expressive art programs.