Meditation Gallery Talk at Wash Park Art Gallery

Here’s an insight into our artists’ brains!

Evan and I hope you enjoy this view behind the scenes of where we draw our inspiration (individually as artists) and the process of collaboration as husband and wife.

This talk was filmed by Evan Mauntel at Holly Doan Spraul’s beautiful gallery in downtown Cincinnati, Wash Park Art.




Our Anniversary

Evan and I woke up and made a fabulous breakfast that included gluten free pancakes with apples, cinnamon and walnuts–YUMMY! And because it was such a great day for being outside, we went up to Nature’s Corner, a wonderful little garden store, and treated ourselves to some anniversary presents!

Here are some of the fun shade plants we bought today that are now keeping our rain barrel good company:
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Everything was perfect–Avis hung out while we gardened and didn’t bark too much and even the orange iris opened!
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Did you know that each color of iris has a different kind of fragrance? The orange one actually smells of citrus 🙂

My sweet prince has turned into quite the vegetable gardener:
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I am a blessed woman to be here in Sayler Park on this fine spring day with my wonderful husband.
Today truly was a little piece of heaven with my beloved.
And tonight we go out to dine and celebrate our ninth anniversary!
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Home Renovations phase 1: the PATIO

So on a shoestring budget (no money spent at all) I redid our patio. It was pretty laborious and I braved armies of mosquitoes that I thought would never tire of their assaults, but it was totally worth it!
I pulled up all the pavers (ugh) and raked up the gravel and reset the pavers so that they’d be right next to each other instead of having gravel between them. I like the look better–it feels cleaner and more like an outdoor room–and I also like the way it shows off the little stone path that Evan made years ago with quickcrete, my grandma’s rocks, and broken tiles. I made two new thin flower beds to border it in, and even though I lost space by putting the pavers right next to one other, it still feels like it’s about the same size as it was, or even a little bigger. The other cool thing about putting the pavers closer together is that I think it will make for little to no weeding, which is always nice 🙂 I’m looking forward to fall fires, fabulous foods, and fun times around the pit!

TAP is offering art classes!

The Art Pocket is now offering
Affordable Art Classes.

-small class sizes of 2-5 students
-one hour lessons for $15 and deals for multiple students and hours.
-flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs
-classes available year-round through the summer

The Art Pocket is Evan Hildebrandt and Alison Shepard, a husband and wife team with more than 30 years of art-making experience between them. From teaching to working with interior designers, Evan and Alison are skilled in painting, drawing and printmaking, and are confident to take on any artistic task placed before them. Alison has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking. She currently teaches Drawing and Figure Drawing at the College of Mt. St. Joseph.
Evan and Alison have teaching experience with students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to retirees.

For more information and to view samples of our art, please visit us at
Give us a call at 513-921-7511 or email Evan at
We Look forward to meeting and teaching you!


Welcome to The Art Pocket Blog!

The Art Pocket is a husband and wife team, dedicated to making all of your artistic needs a reality!

With more than 30 years of experience between them, The Art Pocket team is ready and able to meet all of your artistic needs.

The Art Pocket focuses on helping interior designers save time by making custom art for their clients. We take the hassle out of searching for the perfect piece of art and do it for you!
We do everything from abstract, landscape, photo-realism painting to drawing and printmaking.

We’ve worked with multiple designers from the Cincinnati area, including Voltage Furniture, Art Design Consultants and R M Interiors. We are looking to expand our Designer network and would love to sit down and talk with you about our services.