Eva Divari was born in Athens, Greece where she still lives and works. She took her early painting lessons from her father. She began her studies with Graphic Arts at the Athenian Technological Institute under professors such as painters Zoumpoulakis and Mitaras, engravers Katsoulidis and Provalas, sculptors Parmakelis and Georgiades. She continued with graphic design and engraving in New York at the Alemizo Modern Art Studio, poetry and literature at the Christies college under poet and academic Titos Patrikios.
At the Perantinos Museum workshops she studied sculpture under Evdokia Papouli, marble sculpture under Kostas Georgiou, mosaic under Aggelos Galanis and jewelry under Nektarios Drougas.She travelled the world on merchant ships for over 10 years. She visited museums, galleries and art workshops drawing knowledge and inspiration. Her muse and the fundamental source of her subject matter is the sea and the people that make a living in it and from it. Painting was, is and always will be her greatest love and her foremost pursuit, and while she borrows techniques, forms and materials from most artistic movements, her style remains distinctly personal.
Classical painting aside, she has worked in advertising as a graphic artist, painted and designed books, covers, calendars, boxes and furniture, constructed sculptures and woodcuts, while she also designed and exhibited clothing and jewellery.
Since 1990 when she settled in Greece, Eva Divari has caused a sensation with her collection “Whirlpools”. However she is mostly identified by her collection “Shipyard” and especially by her “Ships” that have travelled throughout the world with great success. She has exhibited and presented her work on harbours throughout Europe, America and Africa, in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work is displayed in public and private collections both in Greece and abroad. Over the past few years she has displayed her work, amongst others, at the “World Art Foundation” in California on 2009, at the “Grand Palais” in Paris on 2010 and at the “World Art Vision” in Barcelona on 2011. Eva Divari has also dealt with many other themes such as nature, animals and especially sports, as she is fascinated by strength, action, movement and energy.
She undertakes the artistic decoration and supervision of internal and external spaces, wall paintings, mosaics, sculptures and book illustrations. She writes poetic literature for art happenings while she continues to paint and exhibit her work.
She is a member of the Greek Chamber of Arts and has received honorary distinctions for her work’s contribution to Shipping.