“I got lost in my art and found my soul.” - the artist
My art is an integral part in the evolution of my life’s journey. The pathways and woodland trails I explored on paper, began in a place of familiarity. But with every step and turning of the bend, a new perspective emerges.
I integrated into my work the contrast of light against the darkness, metaphor so to speak of the struggle within. I engaged this tug of war between these two elements. This tension unleashed my work from the two dimensional. I delved into my intricate details and wove them into my work. I got lost in my art and found my soul.
In my senior year in high school of 1976, I entered an art competition where I walked away with a “Best of Show”, three Golden Keys and an art scholarship to Northern Arizona University. Before obtaining my bachelor’s degree in the fine arts, I started a family.
During the 80’s, I continued to hone my skills as a free lance artist. I accepted commissions for portraits, business signs, posters, murals for local businesses, designed wedding invitations and perfected my calligraphy. I also partnered with a printing company, providing them with clip art and black pen and ink illustrations. During the 90’s I designed a business logo for a local company in Flagstaff, Arizona.
In 1991, I went back to Northern Arizona University but this time to obtain a bachelor’s in science in nursing. I graduated with honors and obtained my nursing license. I worked as a RN mostly in long term care and geriatrics until 2018. The long hours and emotional investment into my nursing career relegated my art ambitions into the back seat. Hence my “Grandma Moses” reference. I had an epiphany of the need to return to my original life long passion. My art is now back riding shot gun with me in the driver’s seat vowing to never look back.
About the artist:
Eva Jones has a BA in Fine Arts from Northern Arizona University. She was a participating artist in Fervor, a fine art collective by Envision Arts, held in Frisco Texas. She currently resides with her family in North Dakota.
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