Eva Chant is a sculptor and painter. She pursued her creative artistic instincts since she was a child. At the age of 12 she enrolled in a commercial art training program by correspondence at the Melbourne Hotham Street Art College with the view to becoming a commercial artist.
After completing High School, Eva gained a scholarship for High School Art Teacher Training at the Alexander Mackie College in Paddington, which included training at the National Art School. This early experience involved drawing, printmaking, sculpture, oil painting, colour and design, basic architecture and history of art.
Upon leaving Teacher’s College Eva joined a portrait painting class with Jerold Nathan for one year. In 1973 Eva joined the Hornsby Art Society and has been honoured with a Life Membership. Over the years Eva has worked in most capacities on the Society’s committee, including President, Secretary, Exhibition Manager, Treasurer and Publicity Officer.
When Eva’s two children were in Primary School she enrolled in an Art Certificate course at Hornsby TAFE and commenced 6 years of full and part time participation.
Figurative art has always been Eva’s passion and to maintain her development she attended weekly life drawing classes. Eva ran the Hornsby Art Society’s life classes for many years and taught students at the Evening Colleges in Hornsby, Wahroonga and Castle Hill.
Eva developed her sculpture at various classes taught by Alan Somerville, Ingrid Morley, Meadowbank TAFE and Christine Simpson.
Currently Eva is the Secretary of The Sculptors Society.
Eva is also a member of several art groups, which meet to paint from the model on a regular basis, namely The Shed, run by Christine Simpson and Susan Cesarini’s Portrait group at Epping.
Eva has been involved in many group exhibitions over the years, with the Sculptors Society and Portrait Artists Australia.