Pathways and Woodland Trails

“I got lost in my art and found my soul.” - the artist

Midnight Fairy, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 X 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Midnight Fairy, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 X 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

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.

Fall Flowered Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Fall Flowered Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

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. 

Starry Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches original $1200, giclee print $140

Starry Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches original $1200, giclee print $140

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. 

THE Path, 2017, black pen and ink, graphite pencil, gouache, 11 x 14 inches, original $989, giclee print$140

THE Path, 2017, black pen and ink, graphite pencil, gouache, 11 x 14 inches, original $989, giclee print$140

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. 

Pathway to the Universe, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Pathway to the Universe, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

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.

The beginning of my Path, 2018, Prisma color ink and pencil, 14 x 17 inches, $350

The beginning of my Path, 2018, Prisma color ink and pencil, 14 x 17 inches, $350

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

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.

T view more work by the artist, please visit www.eva4evaart.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gardeofeva and Instagram @eva4evaart.


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