Evelina R. Craven Biography

Brazil-born England-based painter, muralist and teacher, Evelina initially received her doctorate in biochemistry before completing her B.A. (honors) in Fine Art.

Her paintings are often influenced by her South American upbringing reflected by tropical connotations in bright dominant colors an in a semi-abstract expressionist manner.

In addition to her paintings, she works on large-scale commissioned murals.

Amongst her recent exhibitions, in the UK, are:

2001: Margaret Harvel Gallery, St Albans, Hertfordshire

2001: Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage, Herts.

2001: Hertford Art Society, 49th Annual Exhibition

2000: Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery


My work is color and energy. I try to interpret my feelings and emotions in order to reflect the unity of body and soul. Most of my work ends up vibrant and full of joy. I do not paint reality; I imagine impossible things or invent compositions that come from dimensions that I myself do not know. I like to call this way of painting: painting for the whole, as it unifies the spirit giving fulfillment and personal achievement.