Eilene Carver

Painting & Drawing
Studio #4

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “ -Aristotle

I have always seen art as a mirror which I can reflect my personal thoughts and observations.

I am most interested in portraying our human connection with everyday objects: through still-life’s or the ‘domestic landscapes’ we inhabit.
I paint objects that have left an imprint on me, they signify my unique experience, creating my own personal iconography as I go. Like the Dutch ‘vanitas’ painters, I employ symbolism to express narrative in a surreptitious manner.

Painting is my sincerest form of communication. Whether still-life, portrait or landscape, I find it ever-engaging to explore nuanced color palettes to portray the effects of light, atmosphere and mood.

I always hope that my work resonates with others in a personal way. I agree with Max Beckman who stated, “In order to get to something universal you must be very specific.

I currently teach Drawing and Painting at Collin College where I have received the Vision Award and Outstanding Associate Professor. I have previously taught at Napa Valley College & the Richmond Art Center in California, in addition to conducting visiting artist workshops in Thailand & Russia.

A. Eilene Carver
3530 High Road
Flower Mound
(214) 293-8659
Follow me on FB at Houston Carver Studio or Instagram @houstoncarverstudio

I was raised in South Texas. I earned a BFA in Communication Design with a concentration in Prints from Baylor University and an MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley. I primarily work in oils, but often includes collage, pastel and charcoal. My work has received awards and been included in regional & national exhibitions since 1986, including such venues as The Women’s Museum of Dallas, Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Berkeley Arts Center, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the San Francisco MOMA, Artist’s Gallery. My work is in numerous private collections throughout the United States.

I love the interaction with students; encouraging their creative process through the development of techniques & self-expression. I never bore of exploring the Hill Country & days in the studio with her three dogs.