Painter, draughtsman, printmaker and teacher, based in London, who attended Byam Shaw School of Art, 1970–4, including postgraduate studies. Awards included Arts Council, 1977; Greater London Arts Association, 1979–84; Gulbenkian Foundation Printmakers Award, 1982; and Austin Abbey Award, British School at Rome, 1994. Chevska became head of painting at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. She was a prolific exhibitor, who was included in Sister Wendy Beckett’s 1988 survey Contemporary women artists. Group shows included Art and Sea, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and ICA, both 1981; Whitechapel Open, from 1983; Crossover, Anderson O’Day Gallery, 1991; and White Out, Curwen Gallery, 1995. Had a solo show at Air Gallery, 1982, later ones including Weight, Andrew Mummery, 1996 and 2001; and Spoken Image, Kunstmuseum Heldenheim and Museum Goch, Germany, and BWA Gallery, Wrocław, Poland, all 1997; with a tour, Vera’s Room, of paintings and a new installation of objects, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France, 2002.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)