Eva was born on Christmas Creek Station and grew up with her parents until the age of six. Her dad was a stockman and her mother worked in the house. Eva was taken away to GoGo Station where her great-grandmother lived. She moved there with the manager from Christmas Creek. His name was Vic Johns. At GoGo Station Eva's father worked at the stock camp again and her mother in the house.
Next she shifted to Cherrabun Station where she went to school in 1965 at the men’s quarter. Eva moved to many different places. From Cherrubun she went back to Christmas Creek. She completed her schooling years in Derby and then worked at Christmas Creek School as a teacher.
In 1984, she was married and has nine children and nine grandchildren.
Eva started painting after her children grew up. She paints her grandmother’s country, and what her grandmother taught her. Eva paints her own style of seasons, bush tucker paintings and her childhood memories of winter rains and cold weather.
Today, Eva lives at Jimbalakudunj Community, 120 km southwest of Fitzroy Crossing.
Eva worked as a cultural consultant on Bangarra's production SandSong.