Evelyn, a Louisiana native, is a longtime Arkadelphia resident. She was strongly influenced by her work in 4-H Club as a young person. It was there that she developed sewing and design skills which ultimately influenced her career choice in Family and Consumer Sciences. Evelyn received a BSE from Louisiana Tech and an MS from Louisiana State University. She completed course work in art at OBU before beginning a long time teaching career at HSU. During 40 years of teaching, she regularly applied the art elements and principles as an integral part of her classes. Time was limited for producing art work until she retired, so now she spends time developing and perfecting those latent art skills.
She was recently involved in an HSU art instruction class where natural dyes were used for dying yarn and fabric. Framed looms were used to produce wall hangings from the dyed yarns. While most of her art work is with fiber/fabrics, she continues to develop her drawing and paintings skills.
Since becoming a member of the Caddo River Art Guild, she has actively participated in watercolor, photography and fiber workshops and has participated in several art and photography exhibits locally.
Antler & Silk Basket
Dyed Natural Fiber Weaving