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Liz Evensen

Liz Evensen Fine Art

Crystal Falls, MI

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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

www.liz-evensen.artistwebsites.com
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liz@thesuperiortimes.com

 

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