Evie Coates

Evie Coates is a Nashville native who is in her 18th year of teaching art at The Ensworth School. While there’s no other place she’d rather call home, Evie has always been inspired by travel, her best companions being the kind with pages. When one sees her sketchbooks full of map-drawing, quick renderings, and taped-in ephemera, it’s like the streets of Paris, the wooded paths of northern California, or the sandy beaches of the Florida Gulf open up right before you. Evie’s lettering, pencil drawings, and watercolors hang on walls throughout her hometown and beyond. Oh, and that feline friend, that’s Sylvie, Evie’s studio mate and faithful muse. Sylvie prides herself on stepping delicately around bottles of ink and trays of paint, but she also loves to take little sips from Evie’s watercolor cup.