I work from inspiration. Things often look like they should be painted to me. I used to work abstractly which was more of an interior conversation. Now landscapes, still lifes, portraits come to me from the outside world.
I went to Mass Art, Boston for my BFA, and learned to put down my idea for artwork the way it occurs to me, then let it talk back to me, and then react to it. This sometimes involves destroying the original idea which might or might not recover. Paintings come out different from how I first imagined them always. I can still hear Rob Moore at Mass Art: You have to let go of your preconceptions.
I am learning to trust inspiration, it can be as simple as a flower. It is the starting point.

Resume / CV

Eva Wilson (Asquith Holmstrom)

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston  BFA with highest honors
Internship and work experience in ceramics with Gunnar Nylund, Sweden
Internship and work experience in tension structure design with Bill Moss, Camden, Maine
Portrait painting with Inger Hodgson, Malibu, CA
Years in Jim Krusoe's Creative Writing class at Santa Monica College, SM, CA 
Published short stories in Santa Monica Review
Attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers creative writing workshops in Squaw Valley, CA

One person shows with Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Group Shows with
Impressions Workshop Gallery, Boston, MA
Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gensler Associates, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Bg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1650 Gallery, Echo Park, Los Angeles
Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA
Various group shows with Malibu Art Association in Malibu and Santa Monica
City of Malibu Art Show, Malibu, CA
Los Angeles Art Fairs and Los Angeles Art Show, LA, CA

Represented in various public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 20th Century Collection

Reviewed by
Robert Taylor for the Boston Globe
Colin Gardner for the Los Angeles Times
Kyra Montagu for the Boston Ledger
Christine Temin for the Boston Globe