“In order to get something universal you must
be very specific” -Max Beckman
“The aim of art is to represent not
the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” -Aristotle
“My work has always focused on the inference of the human imprint on objects; representing them in still-lifes or the ‘domestic landscapes’ we inhabit. Expressing the effects of light & color as I depict these subjects is an ever engaging process for me as a painter.
I’ve drawn inspiration from the ‘vanitas’ of the Dutch and their rich tradition of hidden symbols represented by ordinary subjects.
I reference aspects of universal experience such as; hope, trust, vanity, fear, wisdom, faith, loss, & memory with my own personal iconography in my work. Some pieces specifically address more spiritual concerns, particularly the temporal & eternal aspects of existence.
I strive for my work to be visually interesting as well as inspire reflection & an introspective search for meaning.About the Artist
A. Eilene Carver has been a professional artist for over 20 years creating works in oils, pastels, charcoal and prints. She earned her BFA in Printmaking & Design from Baylor University and her MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley.
Her work has been included in regional, national & international exhibitions since 1986. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States.
Eilene is an Associate Professor at Collin College where she teaches Drawing and Painting. In addition she has taught at Napa Valley College & the Richmond Art Center in California, as
well as conducting artist workshops in Thailand & Russia.
She resides in Frisco, TX with her husband, three children & two terriers. Raised in south Texas, her favorite pastime is hiking and exploring the Hill Country & State Parks with her family.