Welcome to the studio

Siolo Thompson is a Seattle based illustrator and fine artist best known for her clean, minimalist work and realistic renderings of the human figure and the natural world.

Born in Apia, Western Samoa and raised in a mishmash of places including Bolivia, Peru, and various American cities, Siolo's unique illustration work is shaped by her travels and studies. Siolo is a weirdo with a background in comparative literature, a six year stint as an x-ray and angiography tech, experience in commercial kitchens, years as a bartender, hostess, waitress, deck hand, stripper, model, feminist publisher, martial arts teacher, bit part film actor, and medical translator.... her art is as diverse as her life experience.

Siolo Thompson's work has been featured in national and international shows, on book covers, in magazines and literary journals and was published as a tarot deck via Llewellyn Worldwide in May 2016. 

When not working in the studio you can find this eclectic artist roaming around the mountains, swimming in strange bodies of wild water, tucked away in a cozy library, or maybe in the kitchen whipping up something absurd from a 19th century cookbook.