New York City is where Evelyn Poole was raised and exposed to art at museums and art galleries. She started her formal art education at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. She received her first art award with the All Cities Art League, a group with which she was exhibiting. Some years later she studied by well known artists at the two art colonies in Massachusetts ?Rockport and East Gloucester and exhibited in group shows in that greater area. Moving to Florida, she continued her studies at the Art Center, at Suntan, and with Denise Augustine Ludovico. Evelyn has exhibited both in group shows and solos, in our area and at the island of Samos, Greece, where she lives part of the year.
Evelyn Poole had used oils as her favorite medium for many years, but since moving to Florida has turned to using mostly acrylics because they work best for her needs of expression, on the canvas and her traveling. Evelyn enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes but also does abstract designs, mixed media and collages.
She had earned a BA degree from Hunter College in New York City, and an MA degree from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York City. She taught in New York City high schools for many years. Here in our area, she had worked as a docent at the International Museum, downtown St. Petersburg. In Greece, she has served as a judge for art exhibits there. Her work can be found at the St. Petersburg Beach City Hall and in private collections in the U.S. and in Greece.