July 1st, 2015

New Orleans Magnolias

Artist: Jan Evans, United States
Artist Statement: Art has always been a way of life for me. I grew up moving every year or two, so drawing and painting became good friends. I received my BFA from Art Center College of Design. My work as an illustrator is very controlled, so when I am painting for myself I love to let the paint, the paper and the setting dictate more of the final outcome.

I generally start with a thumbnail sketch, as design is the backbone of any piece. I also determine before I start what story I’m telling – that can be something as simple as late afternoon or the the cold majesty of a mountain. I hope to share with the viewer the elegance, harmony and gentle force I am so drawn to in nature, and watercolor with its transparency and spontaneity is for me the perfect medium to convey that.

MEDIUM: Watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish
J-Evans_magnolias (999x1024)

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