Liz Evensen Fine Art







Liz Evensen

Liz Evensen Fine Art

Crystal Falls, MI


Creating art is a joy for me and leaves me with a tremendous sense of fulfillment. Just the smell of oil paint evokes in me an overwhelming desire to pick up a brush. Many artists will say they lose all awareness of time once they start painting. Only until their body tells them it's time to quit, do they finally concede. I'm no different. Often, I find myself going to bed as the morning light dawns.

Producing a work of art is always an adventure for me. Painting is a journey of learning and discovery just waiting for the outcome to be revealed. Who doesn't love to get to the last page of a novel or the final scene in a movie to find out how it will end? It's like that for me. When I paint, I just want to get to the finish line.

I graduated with honors from Northern Michigan University in 1989. NMU has a challenging art program with an outstanding faculty. My major area of study was Drawing and Painting with directed studies in printmaking and handmade paper. To mature as an artist I worked as an intern in a local art center, an art consultant for a nationally recognized gallery, and a gallery owner. The insight gained from working with so many creative people was an education in itself.

Throughout the years I have entered art competitions and have participated in numerous juried exhibits. In 1992 I had the privilege of being selected for a national art exhibit for The Knickerbocker Artist's/New York annual show. It was held at the historic Salmagundi Club. My submission was an abstract mixed media paintings titled, "Symphony of Color".

Much of my work is a merging of various media. I enjoy pastels, oils, printmaking, mixed media and paper constructions. Recently I have embarked into photography. It began as a way to capture images for reference. To my delight I thoroughly enjoyed the process and began converting my photos into digital paintings.

Living in the spectacular beauty of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan allows for unlimited inspiration and subject matter right in my own backyard. To sum it all up, my heart’s desire is that my artwork would be uplifting to the human spirit. There is certainly enough gloom and despair in our world without creating more visually. Thomas Ruskin stated, "Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart go together." My prayer is that my hands remain steady, my eyes clear, my thoughts worthy and my heart true.

Elizabeth "Liz" Evensen
Days River Studio
or email


Impressionist Floral by Liz Evensen


Michigame Falls by Liz Evensen


Laurium Manor by Liz Evensen


Wine, Roses and Promises by Liz Evensen


Faded Glory by Liz Evensen


Lost in Time on Mackinaw by Liz Evensen


Awaiting the Storm by Liz Evensen


Silent Rockers at The Grand Hotel by Liz Evensen


Grand and Glorious Day by Liz Evensen


Victorian Sunshine by Liz Evensen


Mackinac Island Victorian by Liz Evensen


July At the Windemere by Liz Evensen


The Secret Garden by Liz Evensen


Victorian Elegance by Liz Evensen


Return to the Secret Garden by Liz Evensen


Birds Eye View by Liz Evensen


Southwest Passages by Liz Evensen


Luminous Pace by Liz Evensen


Subtle Beauty by Liz Evensen


Yellow Rose of Texas by Liz Evensen


Brilliant River Reflections by Liz Evensen


Flaming Autumn by Liz Evensen


Autumn River Rocks by Liz Evensen


Autumn River Swirl by Liz Evensen


Blossom the Bassett Hound by Liz Evensen


Iris after the Rain by Liz Evensen


Bird and Butterfly Paradise by Liz Evensen


Cut River Overlook by Liz Evensen


Ruffled Beauty by Liz Evensen


Sunkissed Orange Begonias by Liz Evensen


Cascading Tangerine Begonias by Liz Evensen


Flaming Begonias-Mackinac Island by Liz Evensen


Sunkissed Begonia Trio by Liz Evensen


Perfect Peace by Liz Evensen


Just Peachy by Liz Evensen


The Beauty of Peace by Liz Evensen


Floating Peace by Liz Evensen


Ruffled Pink Begonia's by Liz Evensen


Luscious by Liz Evensen


Ballerina Trio by Liz Evensen


Pink Peppermint Peonie by Liz Evensen


Mama's Blushing Peonies by Liz Evensen


Blushing Beauties by Liz Evensen


Inner Beauty by Liz Evensen


Pam's Perfect Peonies by Liz Evensen


Fern Sheltered Peonies by Liz Evensen


Sunlit Peonies by Liz Evensen


Ethereal Changing Mood by Liz Evensen