The main goal of Evan’s work is to capture a moment in time. Using strong drawing and design elements (color, contrast and composition), the idea is to engage the audience, in the work and moment he is trying to create. Using a traditional glazing technique, the under-painting is built up in a series of transparent glazes; the desired goal being to produce a vivid portrait. Evan focuses on simplicity, purposely leaving things out of the background and details in order to create the feeling he desires.
A multi faceted artist that works and moves freely within a number of mediums, Evan graduated with a Fine Arts and Design Major in Ceramic Sculpture. He developed his strong drawing and design skills when he was very young and this discipline was carried forward into the bodies of work he now creates. He has received academic awards and teaches various painting and drawing techniques to all ages. His original, paintings, portraits, illustrations and also his prints have been sold across Canada and the States to various collectors and his work has been published in books, newspapers and various magazines. He shows his work in the Maritime Provinces where he now lives and also has had various showings in Ontario Galleries (Collingwood / Barrie and Georgian Bay Area). His work is realistic with a certain surrealistic quality
Evan talks about his show:
“Light has always fascinated me; the way it dances across the leaves in the wind, or plays with the ebb and flow of the waves. The way it flickers from a fire, the soft glow of a lamp, the way it moves across whatever object it finds, describing its shape, finding a way to dispel the darkness.
Reaching into every crevice, the bright light of a noon day sun, creates a cacophony of abstract shadows with sharp contrasts, while the light of a sunrise or setting sun evokes a warm ambiance. The soft light gently strokes the focus of its attention, no harsh shadows here, only a light caress.
Light also has spiritual connotations for me. I mention this, because I think about light in this context when I paint. When I look at a flower for example, and I watch it turn its face to the light in the morning and follow the light until night falls upon the land I see insight, “light”, from this.”
Works will be on display from August 1-31 and available for purchase at 424.3087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Artist on Saturday August 17th from 2-4pm