Canadian visual artist Eva Ivanov applies her life-long fascination with water and light to create watercolour paintings that celebrate the relationships of space, colour and movement in the natural world. Recently using 'stone' papers enables rich organic expressionist results, with movement, mystery, and mood. As with evoking emotion from her actors and patrons during past theatre years, she reaches for this same involvement from her paintings - tranquility, peace, calm, curiosity, mystery - offering up watercolours that speak to art patrons.
Leaving behind a corporate career in the financial sector and an adjunct career in theatre arts in Toronto last year, the migration to Hamilton afforded her the opportunity to operate her own gallery and studio space on Catharine Street North. She has been the recipient of several awards in juried art exhibitions and theatre awards in the GTA. She is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, CARFAC, Central Ontario Artists Association, Women's Art Association of Hamilton, Franklin Carmichael Art Group and Hamilton Artists Inc.
Through the WAAH, she has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts. Her art has also sold at galleries and venues on Ottawa Street, Locke Street and James Street North at Lister Arts, as well as an ongoing solo exhibition at The Green Smoothie Bar. With the HPO she participated in a performance piece in conjunction with composer Adam Scine in the 2013 WhatNext? program - artwork which is currently on display at The Seed Works Urban Offices owned by Architect David Premi and partner Jeff Feswick.