Evelina Linn

Evelina Linn

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Evelina Linn Was Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She Grew Up in A Family of Musicians and Artists. Her Grandfather, Sergey Uvarov Was a Professional Artist Who Passed Away When Her Mom Was Only 10 Years Old. One Of His Paintings Was Right Above The Piano At Home, So Evelina Would Look At It Every Day While Practicing. Other Family Members Had More Of His Paintings. Her Mom And Grandmother Told Stories About His Life And His Work. Her Parents Wanted Her To Study Music, So Evelina Started Taking Piano Lessons At 5 Years Of Age, Graduated From Local Music College With Major In Classical Piano In 1993 And Worked As A Music Teacher For 2 Years. However, She Wanted To Have More Contact With Adults And Not As A Teacher, But As A Friend. She Believed Being A Hairdresser Would Provide Such Environment. Evelina Moved To The USA In November 1996. She Graduated From Ohio State School Of Cosmetology And Was Hired By Charles Penzone, The Best Salon In Columbus, Ohio. Evelina Felt She Found Something She Loved To Do. This Career Provided An Opportunity To Meet Interesting People She Would Never Meet Otherwise: Doctors, Housewives, Lawyers, Journalists, Students, Designers, Artists, Teachers, Engineers... Everyone Had A Story, And She Loved To Be A Part Of Their Lives. In 2007, An Opportunity Presented To Move To Charleston, WV. Within The First 2 Months There, Evelina Bought A Small Beauty Salon In The Middle Of Down Town In Charleston. She Felt Like Home Almost Immediately. She Learned How To Live In The Hills Covered With Untouched Forest Filled With Animals, Snakes, Birds And Insects, Many Of Which She Never Knew About Before. It Seemed Like She Had Everything, But At The Same Time, She Felt She Needed Something More. Then There Was 2014, When Through A Deep Personal Trauma. It Was A Very Difficult Year. To Keep Herself Together And To Get A Fresh Start, She Decided To Sell Everything, Close The Salon And Move To Memphis, TN. Evelina Found A Job At Gould's Salon, Doing What She Has Done For So Long, But She Also Wanted To Try Something New, Not Associated With Her Previous Life, Something She Never Had A Chance To Do Before, Something She Always Wanted To Do Since She Was A Little Girl: Drawing. She Asked Advice From One Of Her Clients Andrea Blevins, A Professional Artist, Who Recommended To Start With Zen tangles. Evelina Started To Draw And Then To Paint. She Took Classes At Flicker Street Studio From Sunny Montgomery. Today, She Paints Every Day, And Every Day Is A Miracle. She Discovered A New World She Can Be Part Of, World Of Art. She Feels She Continues Legacy Of The Grandfather She Only Knows From His Paintings, But He Is Still A Part Of Her. Unfortunately Evelina’s Family Has Only Five Paintings Left In Their Possession After Her Grandfather’s Death.
Evelina Dillon Is The Winner Of The Contest For 2019 Memphis Is May Fine Art Poster. Celebrating 200 Years To Memphis.
“Collierville 1870-2020” Fine Art Poster Was Commissioned By The City Of Collierville TN For The 150th Anniversary Of The Town. It Was Revealed On February 17th At Collierville Town Square.
IN OCTOBER OF 20201 EVELINA DILLON CHANGED NAME INTO EVELINA LINN.
MEMPHIS, TENN. — THE 33RD EVOLVE BANK & TRUST COOPER YOUNG FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 IN THE LARGEST HISTORIC DISTRICT IN MEMPHIS. WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT EVELINA DILLON HAS BEEN TAPPED TO BE THIS YEAR’S POSTER ARTIST.

IT IS A RARE ITEM FOR THE COOPER YOUNG POSTER ARTIST TO ALSO BE A COOPER YOUNG BUSINESS OWNER, IN FACT, THAT HAS ONLY HAPPENED A COUPLE OF TIMES ACROSS THE YEARS WITH PAULA KOVARIK, JAY ETKIN AND JENEAN MORRISON. WE ARE EXCITED THAT EVELINA DILLON HAS OPENED HER STUDIO IN THE “OLD PIE FACTORY” CONDOMINIUMS LOCATED AT 2259 YOUNG. EVEN MORE EXCITED THAT SHE IS OUR 2021 POSTER ARTIST!




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