Eva Richards

Eva Richards

  • Artist’s Statement

    Most recently, I have worked entirely in stippled ink. The use of minute dots invites the viewer in to more closely engage with the subject matter but they have a symbolic meaning too. Each piece represents a snapshot of a moment or an idea that had its time and will never be repeated and the dots symbolise to me the continuous dispersal and coalescence of carbon atoms in all life forms during the endless cycle of entropy and life.

  • Biography

    With a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in law from Cambridge University in the UK, Eva spent nearly two decades practising law before retiring to focus on her artistic career.

    In February 2018, Eva undertook a 12 month Residency as Artist-in-Residence at Brisbane Botanic Gardens in February 2018 which was a unique opportunity to engage with the flora and fauna of the Gardens.

    A member of the Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland since 2014, Eva took art courses at Oxford Brookes University (UK) and the Brisbane Institute of Art, before specialising in botanical art. She has studied under leading international botanical artist and judge, Leonie Norton, and exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across Queensland.

  • Influences

    Whatever medium I choose to use, the intent has always been to create a richly realistic tableau that engages with the viewer and tells a story about the subject matter or my relationship with it at a particular moment in time. The artists that have most influenced me in this are the artists of the Renaissance such as Albrecht Durer and those of the Flemish Baroque period with their intensely observed floral paintings.

  • Awards

    'Golden' - Best-in-Show, Scattered Arts Prize | 2017

    ‘Sweet Flowers are Slow and Weeds Make Haste’ - Highly Commended (Mixed Media), Macgregor Lions Art Extravaganza | 2018

    ‘Fibonacci Flamenco’ - Highly Commended (Mixed Media), Scattered Arts Prize | 2019

    ‘Firewheel Tree and Chequered Swallowtail’ - Best Fauna on Exhibit, Wild Impressions, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society | 2019

    ‘Family Gathering’ - Best Australian Wildlife on Exhibit, International Wildlife in Art, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society and Logan Art Gallery | 2020

    ‘Flock O’Two’ - Highly Commended (Best Bird Art), International Wildlife in Art, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society and Logan Art Gallery | 2020

    ‘Family Gathering’ - Winner of Brisbane Digital Images Prize, Lethbridge 20000 | 2020

  • Exhibitions

    Artistic Endeavour Touring Exhibition, Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ) | 2020 to 2022

    International Wildlife in Art, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society | 2020

    Wild Impressions, Queensland Wildlife Artists Society | 2019

    Brisbane Grammar Art Show | 2019

    Inspire, St Aidan’s Art Exhibition | 2019

    Artist-in-Residence, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha and City Gardens | 2018 - 2019

    Floressence, Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ) | 2015-2019

    ‘A Brief Crack of Light’ (Solo), Aspire Gallery, Paddington | 2014

    Brisbane Institute of Art, Various

  • Website

    https://www.evarichards-art.com/

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Eva Richards

Family Gathering
45 x 61 x 4cm Ink on Clayboard Sold

Eva Richards

Flock O'Two
61 x 45 x 4cm Ink on Clayboard Sold