PARKERSBURG, W. Va. Eva Smith is a Parkersburg native who decided to use her talents to remember a very special time in her life and is now doing the same for other mothers.
Smith found out she was pregnant with her daughter, Emerald at the age of 19 and she says, "it was a happy surprise." She then decided that she wanted to paint her ultrasound. The painting started out as something she wanted to do just for fun and after posting her work on Facebook, her business began. She has now been painting ultrasounds for over a year and is happy to have something that she can call her own.
Smith says, she has been drawing since the fourth grade but began painting just a few years ago. However, she was tired of painting the work of other people.
"I’m one of the only people who does this so it definitely is really something of my own and I’m really proud of that," said Smith, artist.
Eva says she also makes paintings for mothers who have miscarried and is excited to do rainbow baby ultrasounds in the future.
The paintings take Eva 4 to 7 hours to create and she charges $50.
To reach Eva and purchase a painting visit https://www.facebook.com/evascustompaintings/