Eva Trinczek immigrated to Canada in 1984. She spent the first six years in Oakville, Ontario, where she met her husband. They moved to Vancouver Island in 1990 with their three children and have been living in the Cowichan Valley ever since. Eva, mostly self-taught, has always had a natural love for art.
Much of her creativity was inspired growing up in a home where many things were handcrafted.
In 2003, after raising and home schooling her three children, Eva decided to actively produce and market her art. In 2004 Eva welcomed the opportunity and joined Imagine That! Artisans’ Designs Co-operative as a member. To show her artwork in downtown Duncan has been a rewarding and positive experience.
For Eva inspiration is everywhere, most of all in nature. Eva’s paintings, done in acrylics, pastels and oils are colourful and vibrant. Some favourite themes include birds and other animals, flowers, trees, landscapes as well as people of different ethnic backgrounds.
“My ideas for subject matter are endless” Eva laughs “ I would like to paint ‘one of everything’, which means I have to continue painting for a very long time”. Besides painting, Eva enjoys photography and jewellery making.
Eva welcomes customers to her studio where more of her paintings, banners, art cards, photography and jewellery can be found. Watch for the “Studio Open” sign, or call to make an appointment.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division