Artists create emotion. When I look at something and get excited I must get that excitement across in the painting for it to be successful. Early morning or late afternoon light changes the landscape quickly, as do cloud covers and storms. This is why painting the Utah landscape is such a challenge. The changing seasons are a continual source of excitement, making me realize how fortunate I am to live Here.”
Elva Malin was born in Aberdeen, Idaho and now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elva has studied at the University of Utah and with many prominent Salt Lake artists, including Ken Baxter, Dan Baxter, and Paul Forster. Malin has developed into an artist whose unique and touching vision has evolved in harmony with her philosophy and attitude. Her philosophy is one of discipline and determination; her attitude, one of discovery. “If I’m not painting, I’m thinking about it. I’m always realizing more, seeing more,” says Malin. Elva is a landscape painter. Growing up in a rural environment gave her a great appreciation for her surroundings. Living in Utah provides an endless supply of subject matter and the excitement of trying to express her love for the vast variety of scenery. Exhibition credits include several local and national art shows. The Charles Russell Auction, Springville National April Salon, Zions Bank Show and the Deseret News Art Show have been some of these. The awards have been many. Her works are also found in many private and corporate collections. In addition to Apple Frame Gallery Elva’s works are currently displayed in; Tivoli Gallery, Williams Fine Art, Coda Gallery, Repartee Riverwood Gallery, and Datura Gallery. She is a charter member of the Plein Air Painters Association of Utah.