Evelyn, a Louisiana native, is a long time 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.
Evelyn was recently involved in an intensive art institute at HSU. The program introduced wet felting of fabric. Designing with a computer and transferring the designs to fabric was another area that was explored. While most of her art work is with fiber / fabrics, she continues to develop her drawing, painting and basket making 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.