Eileen Stevenson

Watercolour, Acrylic

Biography

Eileen Stevenson was born in London, Ontario and moved to Ottawa at a young age where her interest in art developed over a number of years.  Her formal training began with nationally known artists at the Buckhorn School of Art, Loyalist College, St. Lawrence College, Algonquin College and numerous artist workshops.  Hours of study and experimentation have led to some self taught techniques and her interest in photography provides inspiration for her paintings.

Eileen has taught workshops in drawing, coloured pencil, and perspective.  She currently teaches watercolours, from her home studio.  Students are encouraged to develop their own style using new and innovative techniques, enabling them to progress at their own pace.  She admires the work of: Terrance Andrews, Brian Atyeo, Stirling Edwards, Garnet Hazard and Zolton Szabo.

Artist’s Statement:    

“As an artist, I try to preserve the beauty of wildlife, people, and the things that surround us every day.  As I explore this creative process, my hope is that viewers will be move and appreciate the experience in their own unique way.”

Memberships:

-      Art Lending of Ottawa                                         -    Ottawa Art Association (OAA)
-      Kanata Art Club                                                   -    Ottawa Watercolour Society
-      Nepean Fine Arts League (NFAL)                      -    West Carleton Art Society (WCAS)

Awards:

-      “Experimental Garden”, Honourable Mention, NFAL, Members’ Night Exhibition
-      “Exotic Three”, Best in Show, Orchid Society Show
-      “Pansy Face Orchid”, Third Place, Orchid Society Show
-      “Stained Glass Slipper”, First Place, Orchid Society Show
-      “Up the Garden Path”, Honourable Mention, NFAL, Members’ Night Exhibition
-      “Symbol of the North”, Honourable Mention, Kanata Art Club, Juried Art Show
-      “Peaceful Illusion”, Award of Excellence, NFAL, Members’ Night Exhibition
-      “Zen Waters”, Honourable Mention, NFAL, Members’ Exhibition

Exhibitions:

-      Art Credo
-      Art Lending of Ottawa
-      Kanata Art Club Shows
-      Merivale United Church
-      Nepean Fine Arts League (NFAL), “NFAL Gallery”
-      NFAL, Clothesline Shows
-      NFAL, Nepean Museum Shows
-      NFAL, Spring Art Sales
-      NFAL, Winter Art Sales
-      Orchid Society Shows
-      Ottawa Art Association (OAA), Ottawa Little Theatre Shows
-      Tait Gallery
-      St. Stephen’s Church Art Sales
-      St. Marks Church Art Sales
-      Wallacks Best in the West Gallery
-      West Carleton Art Society (WCAS), Expression of Art Shows
-      A number of one woman vernissages and shows over the years

Website:   www.eileensfineart.com