|Experienced With||Leading workshops, Lectures, Public art, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements|
I work in many venues and mediums of art. At times it's as though I miss the arrival of a destination because I elect to evolve into a stylistic change or to work in a new medium. Then I realize again that development is not about arriving at the end product, in spite of the fact that products or things are what I make. Intrinsic to the very process of making art is the simultaneous engagement of the artist with both the spiritual and the natural. Creativity itself is a divine branding on human beings, linking our image to the likeness of a Creator. However, ironically the outworking process of creating brings the realization of our finite, frail yet beautiful humanity. I pursue to express a vivid sense of hope through the art that I make. Hope is an anchor to my soul. It is one based in personal faith of a magnificent Creator. I find my expression of this hope is often juxtaposed between larger than Life concepts of truth and childlike simplicity. I like the visual contrasts, weather it be through texture, form, line or color, of elegance and awkwardness, of modern and Bohemian. I like loud laughter from a gentle soul, and violent color with a healing calm. I make art in celebration of life.
About the Artist
Eva Trout is a visual artist and an ordained minister currently working in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Her husband is Scott and they have two children, Jonah and Sophia. Eva was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After receiving and attending Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts program scholarship, she graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1987 with a major in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Eva completed missions training, a school of choreography and dance, and served as a missionary with Youth With A Mission.
For the past twenty five years Eva has worked as a professional artist, art teacher and coordinator of creative ministries in a variety of settings. She has traveled globally on short term mission outreaches to many nations, including Guatemala, Finland, Amsterdam, the USSR, Canada, and South Sudan, working in the arts with youth who live in poverty. She has taught art to children of all ages and she has been the director of art programs both in Philadelphia, PA and abroad. At her church, Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, Eva and her husband Scott are the Directors of Missions where she also serves as a pastor.
Eva works with a variety of mediums and exhibits her art nationally. Her processes of making art have been influenced by 20th century art as well as the colors and tactile influences of the cultures with whom she’s been among. The age of computer generated colors along with an insatiable appetite for the beauty of Central American cultures ignites her palette choices. Of all the elements that Eva chooses to work with, she is by far most driven to communicate through color. For her, color is one of the most natural languages that communicates spiritual dimensions without the necessity of literal interpretation.
Eva is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and has served as the exhibitions chairperson on the board of directors. She also has served on the Pittsburgh Guild Council of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and she is an affiliate of CIVA (Christians In the Visual Arts).
See more of Eva Trout's work @ http://www.evatrout.com.
For further information and resume email Eva @ firstname.lastname@example.org.