About Eva Wilkin

Dame Eva Wilkin, born in 1898 on the island of Montserrat, she was educated in England where she became an art teacher.  She moved to Nevis in 1925, restored a former cotton mill estate in Clay Ghaut, Gingerland as a residence, living and painting there.b  During her working life, Eva became famous for painting colorful portraits of local residents and scenery and, was visited by Prince Charles and awarded an OBE for her contribution to West Indies art.  Despite failing eyesight, she continued to paint until her death in 1989. 

A collection of prints of her works are on display and for sale at the Botanical Gardens Galleria Gift Shop.

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