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ABOUT ARTIST E. A. EVANS

Welcome to the artwork of Elizabeth A. Evans, an award-winning, formally trained painter who has been providing her special brand of art to a growing number of collectors and fans for over 30 years. As an artist, she is continually growing and exploring the world around her. She has produced a substantial body of work dealing with a variety of subject matter.

For the most part, her style can be classified as “representational”, (as opposed to abstract). The subject matter is readily recognizable but the treatment is what makes her unique. We hope you enjoy your visit and find some images that you can directly relate to. Images that will speak to your soul

TRAINING & BACKGROUND

Elizabeth was Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She enrolled at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1962, and studied painting, drawing, sculpture, etching and design under the tutelage of Arthur Lismer (Group of Seven), Moe Reinblatt, Gerry Tondino, Guido Molinari and Jean Goguen. She also attended the Banff School of Fine Arts on Scholarship during the summer of 1963 where she studied painting under Gordon Smith of Vancouver and portrait painting under William Townsend of London, England.

In her second summer at Banff, again on scholarship, she studied Advanced Painting under Gordon Adaskin of Winnipeg. She has been awarded a Senior Certificate in Painting from the University of Alberta.

So as you can see, she was a talented student and was mentored by some significant Canadian artists. In particular she befriended Arthur Lismer, a founding member of Canada’s Group of Seven. He was her teacher and mentor at the Montreal Museum and had a significant impact on her ability to “see” the world.

AWARDS

Elizabeth was twice awarded the Martha Martin Scholarship for drawing, after completing her first and second years at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Twice awarded the Grumbacher Scholarship for painting as a result of her outstanding work at Banff. Other awards include: IBM Purchase Awards, 1975 and 1976; Royal Bank “Nature of Our Land” Television Awards, 1975-76.

She has also been chosen by UNICEF over a five year period to be included in their Xmas card collection. In 1995, her card was chosen to be made into a poster by UNICEF in Switzerland.

Recently one of her paintings entitled “Celebration” was chosen as one of the few to be included in a small exhibition of works to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, WA. and was featured in an article about the Museum in July, 2006.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Student Exhibition, 1963
  • Banff School of Fine Arts travelling exhibition, 1964-1965
  • London Public Libraries Exhibition, Ontario, 1965
  • Sir George Williams University Student Exhibition, 1968
  • Galerie Gauvreau, Montreal, Quebec, 1970
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1975
  • Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
  • Intelsat COTC Exhibition, 1975
  • Visual Arts Ottawa Survey Exhibition,1975
  • Eka London Gallery, Montreal, 1979
  • Village Square Art Gallery, Carp, Ont., 1987
  • Parkview Gallery, Kanata, 1987
  • Big Brothers Art Auction 1988, 1992
  • Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax, N.S., 1984
  • Gilbert & Coles Gallery, Toronto, 1988
  • Parkview Gallery, Kanata, Ont., 1988
  • Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, Ont.,1989
  • P.B.S. Art Auction 1988, 1994
  • Buckhorn Fine Art Fesitval, 1994
  • Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C. 1995
  • Art Mode Gallery, Ottawa, 1997
Elizabeth stopped exhibiting after her 1997 show while she explored new aspects of her work and renewed her creative talents. She created several new series that are still unpublished while evolving to a style that integrates with her West Coast lifestyle. Her work has evolved to become bold, bright and colourful. This new style of work, called “Brickilism” is now on display at Westwind Gallery in Gibsons where she will be holding an exhibition in 2011.

 SELECTED COLLECTIONS (Corporate or Institutional)

  • H.R.H., Prince Ranier, Royal Palace, Monaco
  • Ottawa Art Gallery (O.J. Firestone Collection)
  • Ontario Heritage Foundation Collection
  • Canadian Centre for Sports & Recreation Collection
  • Banff School of Fine Arts Permanent Collection
  • The Saskatoon Art Gallery Permanent Collection
  • Jetform Corporation Collection
  • Gowlings Collection

PUBLISHING

  • Set of 4 prints “The 4 Seasons collection”
  • Set of 6 Designer Prints
  • Selected as Cover Artist for Readers Digest (Oct. 1994)
  • Selected as Xmas Card Artist (3 images) for the1995, 1996,1997, 1998 & 1999 U.N.I.C.E.F. card collections}
  • Selected as Xmas Card Artist for 1998 & 1999 Save the Children Fund card
  • Giclee Prints issued in series (12 prints available)

PERSONAL

Elizabeth lives in Gibsons, B.C. Canada – part of the arts rich Sunshine Coast with her husband. She has 3 daughters and two dogs that keep her constantly busy. When she’s not painting, you’ll usually find her in one of her gardens busily tending to plants or flowers. Gibsons is a small community which is a mecca for artists. It is an oceanside town that constantly provides spiritual enrichment and a never ending source of inspiration. She is very active in the arts community and has provided paintings for Gibsons Art Gallery exhibitions as well has volunteering to paint original banners for the town as part of the Gibsons Banner Project.

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