There will be something to surprise and delight everyone in this powerful and original show.
Evelyn’s work draws inspiration from the patterns, shapes and colours of both the natural world and man-made environments, seeking out the unusual in the everyday, effectively conveying the vividness and vibrancy of life whatever the subject matter.
Cars piled up in an Edmonton scrap yard are as considered with as much originality as the hot beaches of Spain or the fields of Provence. Paintings of Evelyn’s local Southgate are striking in their powerful intensity, whilst the Dorset landscapes are quieter and more tranquil. Unusual juxtapositions add a surreal quality which elevates the mundane to the marvellous. She experiments with scale, offering a variety of canvases from the very large to the small and playful.
An active artist all her life, Evelyn studied at St Martin’s School of Art and at Middlesex University where she gained her B.Ed and BA honours degrees and post graduate diploma. Qualified as a teacher in secondary school Art and Ceramics, she taught in Enfield secondary schools whilst bringing up a young family.
Evelyn’s paintings, often in conjunction with her ceramics, have been exhibited in the Ben Uri gallery in London, in Lyme Regis, Middlesex University, Burgh House, Millfield House in Edmonton and at HLSI Members’ Exhibitions. This exciting exhibition focuses entirely on oil paintings on canvas, a medium she feels is most suitable for conveying vibrancy and depth of colour.