About Us

About EVE and Why Buy With Us

Effective Visual Expression was conceived in 1971 by the late Phil Olivier & his wife Bossie, when they realised the growing need for fine art materials in their advertising agency. They travelled to New York on holiday and discovered Grumbacher fine art products. EVE officially opened its doors in 1973 and 47 years later, continues to be one of the leading importers, wholesalers & distributors of fine art & graphic in South Africa. EVE is a multigenerational, family owned business, with Bossie and her son Phil who continue to run the business, & Phil’s son Milan, who joined the business in 2013.


Why order from us?

  • We have 47 years of industry experience, in depth knowledge of fine art related products and a growing portfolio of satisfied clients.
  • We differentiate ourselves as a company that only sells fine art products, but more importantly a highly personalized customer experience. As human being, we appreciate personal contact and the need to feel valued. We pride ourselves on this family orientated, but professional business experience.
  • The business landscape is constantly changing and so are we. We are a dynamic company, constantly learning and evolving to best meet our clients’ needs. We thrive on your feedback and look forward to having interesting conversations about the world of art.
  • We have industry leading prices and a vast product range to meet every budget.
  • We are your one-stop art solution and we really try our best to cater for all your needs
  • No order is too small to be important.
  • We deliver and courier to your door countrywide.


Thank you to those who have supported us all this time and to our new clients, we look forward to building lasting relationships with you.