Eva Waldauf: About me
I'm an intense woman, traveller, avid gardener, cat lover, passionate cook, collage & painting instructor for adults and partner to a wonderful man. I swim in the ocean whenever possible. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
I sketch wildflowers, landscapes, oceanscapes and write poems when I travel with my man. I'm an expressive mixed media artist, printmaker, painter and performance poet.
Who I am and what I do
I'm an imaginative, accomplished, educated visual artist of 39 years. I create surreal landscape prints, gorgeous whale, dolphin prints, nostalgic, romantic, heart & ocean collages & paintings of ocean beings, hearts & fantastic, mythic/spiritual figures. I work with/on handmade paper, wood, fabric, lace, buttons, natural objects, acrylic paint, ink, coloured pencil & photographs.
I display, sell in Vancouver & Toronto, at artist-run, commercial galleries & cultural centres. I've had a dozen solo/two person shows & shown in group shows for 35 years. I've shown across Canada & the US & have my art in several gallery collections and personal collections.
I've taught acrylic painting & collage to adults for 10 years. I've curated art shows at Gallery Gachet, as Exhibition Chair, through (AVA) Avenue for the Arts & Radha Yoga. I'm a supporting member of Federation of Canadian Artists & past member: Avenue for the Arts & Gallery Gachet.
"Her own work is unique...strong images with deep meaning. I have great respect for her commitment and her skill as a visual artist..."
Famous Empty Sky - a founder of Avenue for the Arts - 2013
"Eva is ethereal, deep, eclectic and extremely talented. Eva...is a unique voice on the Vancouver Poetry scene."
Candice James - Poet Laureate New Westminster - 2011
I'm a poet of 18 years. As a self taught performance poet, I sway, swivel my arms, dance my words on stage. I write poems of love, passion, dance, nature, healing, spirit & transformation. I've been a featured poet, reading my intense poems, in yearly events & reading series in Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond & Burnaby.
I've had my love, nature, healing, art inspired & dream poems published in BC Anthologies & several poetry magazines. I have co-hosted & organized (with Carlos Joe Costa) Abundant Music & Word Fest, a monthly performance event 2012 - 2013. I've co-hosted Word Whips writing group on alternate months for a year & have filled in as co-hosted many times over the years. I'm a member & a Director of Pandora's Collective poetry & outreach group.