Shannon Evans


60” x 60"

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 couldn’t remember the last time I saw rain when I was working on this painting. I had just moved to Los Angeles and was feeling home sick. I’ve always loved the refracting colors and lights that happen on the wet pavement when it rains. I really wanted to capture that magical feeling in this painting.