In my art, I attempt to share how the world conveys its impressions on me, whether in whimsy or reality.
I love to study the complexities of nature, the swirls and hearts and mysterious shapes and then transfer them into how the brush meets the canvas.
Sometimes that’s silly; other times it takes a few “edits,” as I can tweaking the objects and designs.
There are even times when I return to a painting a month or more later knowing that a detail or a entire image needs to be changed.
I enjoy painting as I do when writing books. It consumes me.
Eva Shaw began painting a decade ago, after a year-long battle with breast cancer. She credits her late husband Joe’s comment that got her started. He said, “The shed need painting.”
Self-taught, Eva loved the textures and fluidity of acrylics, striving to challenge herself and has decorated the entryway to her house, as well as inside, with paintings as well as offering them to a growing group of admirers.
Eva is a best-selling writer and her newest book is The Seer, a historical mystery. Check it out on her website.
Eva thrives on meditative clarity that comes from being emersed in a painting and the absolute pleasure felt while painting, whether it’s California impressionism or ginormous big-eyed bunnies in the open-air “studio” of her Carlsbad, California home.