Painting subjects that interested and intrigued her, Stevenson began painting merely as a creative outlet but soon attended the School for the Art Institute of Chicago for formal training. In 1950, she went to Paris, France and her work of that time includes Paris street scenes such as Rainy Day in Paris and Street in Montmartre.
She painted people: for example Emmett Kelly, the clown, and children, most notably John F. Kennedy Jr. and a little boy in his little league uniform.
Sherman Art Gallery exhibition brochure September 1959, Chicago, Illinois.
Information provided by Christopher Knybel.