I am Sweet Pea Cole - really and actually. I’ve been a graphic designer for more than 20 years and an artist, printmaker, collagist, and mixed media artist for a decade or more before that. I create quirky characters, stories, print goods, and artworks. I am fiercely awkward and proudly joyful.
In addition to illustration and graphic design, my past work includes 20 years of event coordination, marketing, and board membership for community groups and non-profits ranging from the Arts and the Environment to social services. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many businesses and organizations such as The Ale Apothecary, Amulette Studios, Bend Design, Bend Film, Crux Fermentation Project, The Environmental Center, Neighbor Impact, ScaleHouse, Visit Bend, and World MUSE.
Currently, I find inspiration in the early dawn hours that I spend drinking coffee, drawing, and writing. The forests, prairies, and waterways of the PNW deeply nurture me but make only cameo appearances in my artworks. My newest works are centered around finding importance in the mundane, paying tribute to the unique, and fostering curiosity in my own life and in others.
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