Painting Is A Part of My Soul
Painting Beauty One Stroke At A Time
“Painting from life brings me joy and continual inspiration, whether I am painting outdoors or in the studio.
Amy Evans is an oil painter who creates colorful and expressive paintings.
Plein air painting is Amy Evans’ passion. It combines her love of nature with her love of art. She finds that each painting day is an adventure, whether it is the changing weather or an unexpected animal visit.
Her plein air pieces are known for the subtle color that she sees in nature as well as her expressive brushwork. Her studio pieces are created from her outdoor studies and also capture the sense of the moment. Collectors have remarked that her work doesn't shout at you. It is quiet and serene. Amy feels that it fills a void that current art trends are lacking; bringing serenity and beauty to one’s space.
Recently Amy began painting impressionistic paintings of dogs and cats. She wanted her paintings to capture their spirits rather than painting exact renderings.
Amy’s paintings have been in exhibits and galleries in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. Her work is also in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Some of her awards have included a painting selected for the annual Breckenridge Music Festival Poster, an honorable mention in the Paint the Parks 2010 and the Mini-50 Paint America exhibitions, and a 2012 Juror’s Award at the Women Artists of the West Juried Show in Texas.
Amy holds a B.A. with Distinction in Art from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. She has also studied at the Art Students League of Denver, CO. and the former Taos Institute of Art, Taos, NM. She has studied with some of the top artists in the country including Doug Dawson, L.Diane Johnson, Frank LaLumia, Fran Larsen, and Kevin MacPherson. Amy is also an art instructor and conducts workshops in the Breckenridge, Colorado Arts District as well as for other art centers and art groups throughout the country.
Amy is Past President and signature member of Women Artists of the West, signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, a member of the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and a charter and founding member of the Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
'WAOWing the Texas Hill Country", 42nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Women Artists of the West, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, JUROR'S AWARD.
20th Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC.
Featured Artist, Breckenridge Art Gallery, Breckenridge, CO.
"Painting North Carolina", National Invitational Plein Air Event and Exhibition, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC
Breckenridge Arts District Instructor Exhibition, Breckenridge Theatre Gallery, Breckenridge, CO.
Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual National Juried Show, Wilder-Nightingale Gallery, Taos, NM.
Richard Schmid Annual Art Auction, Invited Artist., CO.
Honorable Mention, "Paint the Parks, Top 100"
19th Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC.
Solo Exhibition, Breckenridge Art Gallery, Breckenridge, CO.
"WAOWing the Lone Star State", National Juried Member Exhibition, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX.
" Painting North Carolina", Annual Invitational Plein Air Event and Exhibition, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC.
" Forever These Lands", Piedmont Land Conservancy and Piedmont Outdoor Painters Exhibition, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.
Honorable Mention," Paint America, Mini-50", national juried show.
"Different Views", 2 Women Show, Alpine Arts Center, Edwards, CO.
"Works of Love", National Invitational Women Artists Exhibition, CAC Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO.
"18th Annual Invitational Miniature Show", Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC.
"Nomadas del Arte", National Invitational Exhibition, Southwest Art Gallery, Dallas, TX.
" Artists' Gathering", Invitational, Zapata Ranch, CO.
"WAOWing the Golden State", National Juried Member Exhibition, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, CA.
2 Women Show, Breckenridge Art Gallery, Breckenridge, CO.
Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Juried Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO.
"Paint North Carolina", National Invitational Plein Air Event, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC.