Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada, educated at York University for a BA in Geography and Physical Education, but completed a full time corporate career, supporting leaders in Canada's financial industry where structure and conservative convention dominated the day in insurance and banking environments.

In addition to becoming a watercolour painter, always seeking to express and utilize creativity at every corporate marketing opportunity, and concurrently nourished another spirit in the world of music, dance, and theatre arts for almost 20 years in community and professional theatre - directing large robust productions at Markham Theatre and other Rural and Urban centres --  i.e. The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Dracula the Musical,  to award winning productions in One-Act Play festivals, also obtaining Best Director awards and several nominations by Act-Co.  Earlier years included dance and performance experience with the Estonian folk dance troupe called "Kungla" in Toronto, offering formative learning, dance and travel opportunity overseas as well. Musical background and education includes Royal Conservatory Grade 10 in piano, accordion, guitar, and clarinet  -- all wonderfully creative experiences transitioning to expression in watercolour painting.

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Canadian visual artist Eva Ivanov applies her life-long fascination with water and light to create watercolour paintings that celebrate the relationships of space, colour and movement in the natural world.  Recently using 'stone' papers enables rich organic expressionist results, with movement, mystery, and mood.  As with always evoking emotion  from her actors and patrons alike durimg past theatre years, she reaches  for this same involvement from her paintings. . tranquility, peace, calm, curiosity, mystery - offering up watercolours that speak to art patrons.

Leaving behind a corporate career in the financial sector and an adjunct career in theatre arts in Toronto last year, the migration to Hamilton, afforded her the opportunity to operate her own gallery and studio space on Catharine Street North and has sold 20 paintings since her arrival 18 months ago at venues throughout the City,  including her own Gooderham Fine Art Studio Gallery.

She has been the recipient of several awards in juried art exhibitions, and theatre awards in the GTA and is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, CARFAC, Central Ontario Artists Association, Women's Art Association of Hamilton, Franklin Carmichael Art Group, and Hamilton Artists Inc.

Through the WAAH, she has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts. Her art has also sold at galleries and venues on Ottawa Street, Locke Street, and James Street North at Lister Arts, as well as an ongoing solo exhibition at The Green Smoothie Bar --  With the HPO she participated in a performance piece in conjunction with composer Adam Scine in the 2013 WhatNext? program —artwork which is currently on display at The Seed Works Urban Offices owned by Architect David Premi and partner Jeff Feswick.

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