Cynthia Evans is a painter born in New York who received her M.F.A, from Claremont Graduate University. She has had solo exhibits at numerous galleries including Koplin Del Rio in Culver City, J Crist Gallery in Boise, Idaho, and Susan Cummins Gallery in Mill Valley, CA. She has won many awards and grants-most recently are the Capelli d’Angeli Foundation Grant (Canton, Connecticut), Professional Artist Grant (Long Beach), and the Metro Art Neighborhood Poster Public Art Grant (Los Angeles). Evans has also participated in residencies at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington and the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain among others. She is currently working on a series of figurative paintings with elements of collage that are portraits of relationships.
For more than twenty years I have been doing small scale, figurative, mixed media paintings that include elements of collage. This way of working–cutting out images and moving them around has always captivated me. It allows for a very exploratory process in which the images form by unanticipated discoveries. Once the subject emerges, it can be refined into a highly detailed, articulate representation with paint. The content is often personal–drawn from issues that I confront in my every day life. The inspirations include: relationships, politics, health and literature. Making the paintings provides me with an arena to discover and work out issues of concern. Ultimately, when the viewer experiences the images they make their own discoveries and find their own meanings
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
- Pablo Picasso
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