Artist Statement

I strive to create bodies of work that are narrative, original and imaginative in nature. Creating fantasy worlds allows my mind to wander free of every day life, exploring new ideas and processes. My current series of poured paintings are an extension of my previous Urban Series of work, sharing characteristics such as vividly coloured fantasy settings and undulating buildings, but on a much smaller scale.


Pours on canvas and wood panel are created using high quality acrylic paints mixed with paint additives, alcohol, water, and a variety of other mediums required to create the desired effects. Colour combinations are selected to form different moods. When fully dry, each pour develops a unique pattern, intuitively guiding me in the placement of buildings, spaceships and other fantasy elements.


Creating this body of work is liberating, in that there are no confines or structures. These landscapes are where the imagination dwells, feeding the artistic mind and allowing the viewer to open up to alternate thinking. Do other dimensions exist? I believe they do and art is the gateway to these other realities.



Bio

Eva was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has always had an affinity for art, learning her skills through experimentation and a great deal of practice. Having spent many years working as a CNC Programmer and CAD Operator, she realized the need for creativity in her life and returned to art part-time, painting faux finishes and murals.


In 2011, Eva turned her full attention to her art. Since then, she has won awards for her work, participated in numerous juried shows and exhibitions, volunteered on art show and tour committees as well as jurying shows for various art groups in the Greater Toronto Area and York Region. She has clients in Canada, the United States, South America, Great Britain, Australia, and Hungary.


Eva currently works from her home studio in Aurora, Ontario, where she continues to create art and learn by exploring different mediums and techniques.




CV

Select Events, Awards and Ventures:

- 2019 - Last Sunday in November - annual customer appreciation show at Sherman J. Studio, Aurora.
- 2018 - Art Aurora - awarded 1st place for 'Steampunk Dave', juried by acclaimed Canadian artist Brian Smith.
  In 2017 the same painting was awarded an Honourable Mention at RHGA York Region Open Juried Art Exhibition
  and Sale, juried by Anika Glaude, curator at the Varley Gallery, and Jeff Nye, artist.
- 2017 - Willowdale Group of Artists - member of the two person jury for their group show, presented awards at
  opening reception and hosted two critique sessions.
- 2016 - 'West Side Story - Act II' won 1st place. Purchased by the Town of Aurora for their permanent collection.
- 2015 - Pan Am Games, Headwaters Parade of Horses - proposal submission lead to collaboration with artist
  Judy Sherman to design and paint one of 26 outdoor horse sculptures for the Pan Am Games. Our horse,
  Future Past 2412, permanently resides in Erin, Ontario.
- 2013 and 2014 - Pennello Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio - Duo Exhibition of works from the Urban series and the
  Cruizin' series.
- 2012 - Downtown Festival of the Arts, Naples, Florida - juried.