Shannon Evans

and nothing goes unspokenfor when the colors unfold

72” x 72”

Oil On Canvas

Regular price $5,000.00

About The Artist

Abstraction allows me, as an artist, to interpret the world around me and place myself within the work. Using oil paint, I explore expressive, gestural mark making with referencesto the natural landscape. My paintings are influenced by daily walks I take;I use the imagery from my memories to imbue the work with layers of nostalgic feeling and whispers of nature. By breaking down and abstracting these references to the natural landscape, the brushwork comes to the forefront of the painting. The juxtaposition and layering of advancing and receding positive and negative expressive brushwork form anabstracted landscape: a sense of place, a moment in time. By building up these multiple layers, the work transforms into a mosaic record of my life: feelings, memories, emotions.

About The Artwork

This painting was painted upside down. I will rotate the canvas when I’m working on a piece, which is why I paint on square canvases. I was having a lot of trouble with this painting, so I decided to flip it 180. To my surprise, the composition worked perfectly!