With a background in everything from oils, acrylics and pastel to computer animation, Evie Cook combined her award-winning skills and created a new line of present-day inspirational art. "The Inspirational Canvas" is her collection of digital art containing messages relevant to our present-day lives, hopes, problems and desires. Thinking in a positive light, she has taken various subjects and created phrases within art to help the viewer maintain a positive frame of mind in overcoming the challenges of life. By the time she was eight Evie was receiving a series of lessons in drawing and painting, and later added anatomy and pastel. She took every art class available in school. Having reaped the benefits of an extensive art education she is a strong supporter of beginning arts instruction at an early age. In her teens she realized that the reason she created art was simply to make people happy. No matter what they experienced during the course of their day she wanted to make them smile or feel better when they viewed her art. To this day she is still creating art that does just that. Evie later became familiar with digital art computer programs and began working professionally in photo editing and retouching, visual effects and graphic design. Today she creates messages that are timely and inspirational in today’s world. The Inspirational Canvas Gallery of work has become her most popular art and is her main creative concentration. Presently residing in Santa Clarita, California, Evie continues to produce art pieces in various media and does private instruction in oils, acrylics, pastel and the computer arts of graphic design and photo editing/manipulation.