Evelyn has lived and worked in Angus all her life having moved to Carnoustie from Montrose in 1967. Evelyn joined the Carnoustie musical society where she met the late Dorothy Fletcher. Evelyn was to be inspired both by Dorothy's musical talents and also her love of painting. It was Dorothy that first introduced Evelyn to Carnoustie Art Society where Evelyn began painting in watercolours. Evelyn has been inspired by local land and seascapes which is reflected in her paintings. Over the years Evelyn has undertaken watercolour classes in Broughty Ferry and also in Carmyllie wth Jim Lyndsay.