ARTIST STATEMENT

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 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 our 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, whether 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.
Eva Trout


ABOUT THE ART

Eva's processes of making art have been influenced by 20th century masters as well as by the colors and tactile influences of the cultures with whom she's been among. The age of computer generated colors along with an appetite for the beauty of indigenous cultures ignites her palette choices. Of the design elements, Eva is 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.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Eva lives in the Pittsburgh region with her husband and their two children. She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, attended PA Governor's School for the Arts and has a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a major in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Eva completed missions training with an arts emphasis, and has served as a missionary with Youth With A Mission and other organizations. For the past twenty five years Eva has worked as a professional artist, art teacher and director of creative ministries in a variety of settings. She has traveled globally ministering in nations of the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Eva has taught art and missions to all ages and she was the director of art at Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy in Philadelphia. Eva currently serves as the missions pastor at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh where she received her ordination. She has developed water campaigns, mentored prayer groups, led anti human trafficking outreaches and varieties of creative short term missions in both developing nations and in American cities. Also, Eva is the Church Mobilizer for Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries where she teaches cross cultural sensitivity and speaks to inspire congregations in the Pittsburgh region.


AFFILIATIONS AND EXHIBITS

Eva is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and chaired the position of Exhibitions/2010 on the board of directors. She is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts). For the past 20 years Eva has exhibited her art in shows and galleries in the region of Pittsburgh and beyond. For information about past exhibitions and gallery affiliations contact Eva at www.evatrout.com.



SPEAKING INFORMATION

"Throughout life, I've experienced grace. I have known that God is love and I've seen His face in the many people to whom I am humbled to have been called. I am passionate about communicating the beauty of His redeeming power to the diverse peoples of the world, rich or poor, oppressed or free, in order to empower the multicultural bride of Christ that she may rise. I am available to speak, teach, and give motivational talks for conferences or services. I speak passionately about subjects such as: Compassion, Creativity and Commission, Passion and Prayer, The Bride of Christ, Inner Healing, the Virtues of Women, and Cross Cultural Communication. To book me for a speaking engagement, please contact me at evatrout@comcast.net."



To read the feature article in Designing Home Lifestyles magazine (winter 2011 edition), click: http://webfarm.foliolink.com/3/Artists/21224/webevatrout.jpg

To read The Post-Gazette feature on Eva Trout, click here: Post Gazette


 

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

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 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 our 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, whether 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.
Eva Trout


ABOUT THE ART

Eva's processes of making art have been influenced by 20th century masters as well as by the colors and tactile influences of the cultures with whom she's been among. The age of computer generated colors along with an appetite for the beauty of indigenous cultures ignites her palette choices. Of the design elements, Eva is 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.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Eva lives in the Pittsburgh region with her husband and their two children. She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, attended PA Governor's School for the Arts and has a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a major in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Eva completed missions training with an arts emphasis, and has served as a missionary with Youth With A Mission and other organizations. For the past twenty five years Eva has worked as a professional artist, art teacher and director of creative ministries in a variety of settings. She has traveled globally ministering in nations of the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Eva has taught art and missions to all ages and she was the director of art at Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy in Philadelphia. Eva currently serves as the missions pastor at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh where she received her ordination. She has developed water campaigns, mentored prayer groups, led anti human trafficking outreaches and varieties of creative short term missions in both developing nations and in American cities. Also, Eva is the Church Mobilizer for Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries where she teaches cross cultural sensitivity and speaks to inspire congregations in the Pittsburgh region.


AFFILIATIONS AND EXHIBITS

Eva is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and chaired the position of Exhibitions/2010 on the board of directors. She is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts). For the past 20 years Eva has exhibited her art in shows and galleries in the region of Pittsburgh and beyond. For information about past exhibitions and gallery affiliations contact Eva at www.evatrout.com.



SPEAKING INFORMATION

"Throughout life, I've experienced grace. I have known that God is love and I've seen His face in the many people to whom I am humbled to have been called. I am passionate about communicating the beauty of His redeeming power to the diverse peoples of the world, rich or poor, oppressed or free, in order to empower the multicultural bride of Christ that she may rise. I am available to speak, teach, and give motivational talks for conferences or services. I speak passionately about subjects such as: Compassion, Creativity and Commission, Passion and Prayer, The Bride of Christ, Inner Healing, the Virtues of Women, and Cross Cultural Communication. To book me for a speaking engagement, please contact me at evatrout@comcast.net."



To read the feature article in Designing Home Lifestyles magazine (winter 2011 edition), click: http://webfarm.foliolink.com/3/Artists/21224/webevatrout.jpg

To read The Post-Gazette feature on Eva Trout, click here: Post Gazette


 

 

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