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Eva van Rijn grew up in Woodstock, NY, an art colony and well known destination for artists of the Hudson River School in the late 19th and early 20th century. Still a lively art community, Woodstock influenced her early ambition to create.  After college she married Edward Chavez, abstract artist and painting instructor. Born in New Mexico, Chavez had joined the Woodstock art colony, and taught at the Art Student’s League.  
During the summers they rented their home in the Hudson Valley and drove west; camping, sketching and photographing the western states.  From the age of 8 months their daughter Maia accompanied them.  For Eva, the love affair with the western landscape has never waned.   Her Volksvagen camper is now her home away from home, and often the studio where she works.  van Rijn’s paintings have been exhibited nationally in, among others,  the Museum of Northern Arizona, the National Arts Club in New York, Birds in Art in Wausau Wisconsin, the Blauvelt Museum of Art, and in exhibitions such as Paint America top 100,  Art for the Parks,  Art of the Animal Kingdom, and internationally in Holland, France and Japan.  She has been featured in Western Art Collector, Fine Arts Connoisseur, Wildlife Art Magazine.  She has won a number of awards, and is a signature member of Artists for Conservation.