I was born in Massachusetts and moved to Spring Hill as a child. I’m a self taught artist, and was blessed to watch my father build his tattoo shop from the ground up. That experience gave me an opportunity to learn many different styles of art.
In the beginning, I started sketching anything and everything, and learned many different techniques for working with acrylic paint and mixed medium. I then branched out to customized geometric shapes, and mandalas.
Currently, I’m an art instructor at T.A.P, a certified Bob Ross Instructor specializing in landscapes, and oil floral, and I do freelance art with a specialization in portrait, script and paintings of pets.
Born in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and moving to Florida at the age of 9, I feel like I’ve traded in the farm life for the salt life...soaking up the sunshine as a southern artist and professional beach bum.
I refined my talent at Florida School of the Arts and outside of instructing, I do freelance work, ranging from portraits, to statue painting, to residential and commercial murals and everything in between.
These days, most of my personal art is natural themed and “old Florida” inspired, but I love to dabble in all styles and genres. The ability to create art is a beautiful gift that was given to me, and I love giving that gift back to the world!
My name is Evie Harper and Florida has always been my home. I believe my passion for art was passed to me from my mother who made sure that arts and crafts were always a part of our lives.
In 1995, I moved to Weeki Wachee, Florida and fell in love with the area's natural beauty. The wealth of scenery and wildlife here provides the inspiration for much of my work.
Heart and soul, I am an artist, and for the last several years I worked as an instructor at a paint and sip studio. It broke my heart when the owners announced they were closing the doors. But as they say, when one door closes another door opens, and Traveling Art Parties (T.A.P) was formed.
When T.A.P came alive, so did I!