Eva Richards

 
Having spent nearly two decades practising law, British born Eva returned to her early love of art.  Over time, taking painting and drawing courses at Oxford Brookes University (UK) and the Brisbane Institute of Art, she began to focus on botanical art.  She has studied under leading international botanical artist and judge, Leonie Norton, and exhibited in group and solo exhibitions.
 
Eva is one of a small group of artists in Australia working on calfskin vellum.  Vellum, the use of which dates back to Medieval times, is a non-absorbent skin parchment that is a technically challenging surface on which to paint but which provides incomparable luminosity and the rendering of fine detail.  She also enjoys the properties of drafting film for working with graphite pencils.

Eva’s work is in private collections in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.