Shannon Evans

green where all my red love lies

54” x 56”

Oil On Canvas

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

I was feeling very restless and stuck at the time of this painting. I wanted to get away and go on an adventure, go to a beautiful place—so I painted one. This is a painting of wanderlust and hope. Allof my paintings are escapes, but this was one especially.