Eva Van Rijn - Dutch Wildlife Artist. Summers spent camping in the western United States became the inspiration for her artwork.
Turbary Woods
Eva Van Rijn - Artist
Eva Van Rijn - Artist Eva was born in den Hague, Holland in 1936 and emigrated to the United States with her parents during ww2. The family settled in Woodstock, NV. Here the vitality and creativity of a thriving art community formed the basis for her artistic style and work ethic.

Taking a year off from college she attended the academia de belle arte in Florence, Italy, where her mother had been a student before her. She married painter-sculptor Edward Chavez, a well-known abstract artist, and continued to live in Woodstock, where daughter Maia (now also an artist) was born.

The family spent summers camping in a tent trailer, exploring the western United States. This immersion in western landscape became the inspiration for her artwork. Often joined by daughter Maia, Eva continues the camping tradition, creating plein-air paintings that become the basis for larger paintings in the studio at home.

Thanks to Eva Van Rijn, the Dutch Wildlife Artist who has donted one of her magnificent owl and bird of prey, personlised signed print - Spring Thaw.

Eva Van Rijn - Wildlife Artist Website