H aving been educated in Graphic Design, Evelyn's work combines abstract shapes and realistic portraiture, and references fashion photography to develop ideas with a fascination with beauty of the shapes and patterns within clothing.
Rather than seeing her work as paintings, Evelyn sees her work as designs. The first stage of ideas is manipulated and created on an iPad, working like a collage artist, and then the second stage is then transported onto canvas. Although all the work is designed and planned, Evelyn sees all her work as a reflection of herself, as creating her ideas is an intuitive process and reflects a mood, a feeling, a thought, or even a phrase. To reflect this further Evelyn uses colour and sees this as an important element in her work and gets the greatest joy finding colour combinations and mixing colours.
“When creating my art, I try to find new ways to present a portrait. I have an unapologetic enthusiasm for colour. When starting a painting I look to see what colour combinations work, sometimes inspired by the colours in the image, my mood at the time or everyday colour combinations which I observe”.
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