About the Artist
Evelyn Jenkins Drew
Evelyn Jenkins Drew is a fifth
generation California artist. She studied at San Jose State University
in California, receiving a bachelors' degree in art in 1980. Evelyn
paints bright and colorful "beachy" scenes with turquoise water,
banana trees and palms that evoke the warmth of the tropical breezes
of the Caribbean, California, Hawaii, and Mexico. Her art is about
good times in fun places sometimes with old cars such as beautiful
woodies and Volkswagen buses. In 2011 she had an exhibit at the
Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, CA.
Evelyn licenses art for posters, cards, metal
signs, and wine labels, etc. Her art has been chosen for North Light
Book's Splash 10: The Best of Watercolor. She is a long time
participant in the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County's Open
Studio Art Tour and her work has been collected internationally
including England, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, South Africa,
Mexico and Trinidad. She has won many competitions for festival
posters in the Santa Cruz area.
She and her husband Terry have lived in the sailing, surfing and
beach culture of Santa Cruz, California for many years. They now
spend four months each winter traveling on their sailboat in the
Caribbean where she paints while her husband does his boat projects.
During the summer and fall she exhibits in juried art festivals