Eilene Carver primarily paints narrative still-lifes, employing symbolism through an evolving iconography of everyday objects. She depicts items from the ‘American domestic landscape,’ crediting their ability to connect us to spaces and experiences which can be simultaneously personal and universal.
Symbolic narrative is a constant throughout most of her work. Her paintings are conscious reflections of relational and societal experience, revisiting themes of love, fate, betrayal, frailty, trauma, and the divine most often.
Her paintings are marked by their subtle exaggeration of light and its effect on color, often creating a surreal realism.
Eilene is a Dallas Ft. Worth area artist, raised in South Texas and one of four visual artists in her family. She holds an MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley and earned her BFA in Design from Baylor University. Her work has received numerous awards, been included in national & regional exhibitions, and resides in numerous private collections throughout the US.
She has taught at the college level since the nineties at Napa Valley College, The Richmond Art Center and currently Collin College where she has received the Vision Award and Outstanding Professor of the Year. As a professor she is known for her passionate student interaction and encouragement of individual creative growth. Current and past professional art organizations include Women’s Caucus for Art, Christians in the Visual Arts, Texas Artist’s Coalition, Cross Timbers Artists Guild and the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco.