Eva Leong was born and raised in Shanghai China, where she grew up focused on Chinese philosophy, and traditional Chinese watercolor.
This formal approach set the foundation for Eva, giving her work a tactile understanding of nature, captured in simple brush strokes that carried both movement and emotion to establish the essence of the object.
In 1982, Eva moved to New York City to begin her Western fine arts training: studying at The Art Students League for the next four years before pursuing her B.F.A from Parsons School of Design.
In the early nineties Eva relocated to Connecticut, opening a shop in Olde Mystic Village, “Work of Art”, creating and selling her own original artwork.
For over a decade Eva has shown her work in many local galleries.
She also teaches art, specializing in Chinese watercolor, teaching art enrichment in many schools throughout Connecticut, as well as adult and children workshops at her studio in Mystic.
As an artist with many years of experience, she has successfully combined the Chinese brushstrokes with the Western canvas to create a truly unique style of painting.