Eva Peel grew up in Sussex and finds this landscape beautiful. She is drawn to paint the pathways through its chalky hills and where the cliffs meet the sea. She loves the challenge of capturing contours and shifting colours and light. Eva enjoys creating her paintings outside in the landscape to give them greater immediacy and sense of place, usually working with a palette knife and a combination of oil pastel and acrylic paint, on canvas.
Eva studied Fine Art at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and gained a First Class Degree from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
Eva is a member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. She shows her work regularly, with recent exhibitions including the New English (NEAC), in the Mall Galleries, London, Brighton Fringe Festival and the NAPA Summer Show in the Crypt Gallery, St Ives.
Eva has received a number of awards for her art, including the David Hillhouse Memorial Award (judged by Bob Devereux), the Pericles Award (for study in France), the Mitzi Cunliffe Sculpture Prize (for study in New York) and two St Edmund Hall (Oxford University) Scholarships.