Eva Nilsson was born on 16 June 1973 in Sundsvall. In 1998, she was involved in a diving accident which left her with spinal trauma and a fracture of the C4-C5 vertebrae causing her upper and lower limbs to remain paralysed. In 1999, she began using her mouth to express herself as an artist.
From 2005, she has been supported by AMFPA as a scholarship holder and became an associate member in 2011. The artist predominantly paints themes from her native country, still lifes and portraits. In doing so, she uses oils and acrylic techniques.