An active artist all her life, Evelyn studied at St. Martin’s School of Art and at Middlesex University where she gained her B.Ed and BA honours degrees and post graduate diploma. Qualified as a teacher in secondary school Art and Ceramics, she taught in Enfield Secondary Schools while bringing up a young family. She draws inspiration from the patterns, shapes and colours of both the natural world and man-made environments, seeking out the unusual in the everyday, effectively conveying the vividness and vibrancy of life whatever the subject matter. Cars piled up in an Edmonton Scrap Yard are considered with as much originality as the hot beaches of Spain or the fields of Provence. Paintings of Evelyn’s local Southgate are striking in their powerful intensity while unusual juxtapositions may add a surreal quality particularly to some of her larger canvases. Evelyn has exhibited at various London galleries and in Lyme Regis in Dorset. Her medium is oil on canvas which she finds most suitable for conveying vibrancy and depth of colour.