Oil, From Plein Air to Studio with Amy Evans (710AE)
July 10-12, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
Oil “From Plein Air to Studio”
Level: All (some painting experience required)
Learning from nature is the main reason to paint outdoors. Plein air painting teaches artists to
extract the essence of the landscape. It can be an important resource for studio work and can help the artist create exciting studio paintings.
Learn how to use plein air paintings as source material for studio work. In this workshop students will paint outdoors in the morning and then use their source material to create studio paintings in the afternoon.
Demonstrations of how to create useful studies as well as other source materials will also be a part of this workshop.
Some painting experience is required.
Plein air painting is Amy Evans’ passion. It combines her love of nature with her love of art. Amy finds that each painting day is an adventure, whether it is the changing
weather or an unexpected animal visit.
Amy’s plein air oil paintings are known for the subtle color that she sees in nature as well as her expressive brushwork. Her studio paintings are created from her outdoor studies. Collectors have remarked that her work often doesn’t shout at you…it is quiet and serene. Amy Evans feels that it fills a void that many current art trends are lacking, bringing serenity and beauty to one’s space.
Amy’s paintings have been in exhibits and galleries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, and Virginia. Her work is also in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. One of her paintings was chosen for the annual Breckenridge Music Festival Poster. She has also received many awards for her paintings. The most recent is the acceptance of a painting into the 2014 Art for the Parks as well as two honorable mentions.
Amy is also an art instructor and conducts regular workshops in the Breckenridge Arts District as well as other art centers throughout the country. She is also a juror for art shows and was one of the jurors for the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Competition in Breckenridge.
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.
She is Past President and Master Signature emeritus member of Women Artists of the West, a signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, a member of the American Impressionist Society, invited artist member of the former Nomadas del Artes, and a charter and founding member of the Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Amy is a resident of Breckenridge, CO.
Learn more about Amy and her work by visiting: Amy Evans Art.com