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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
or email
liz@thesuperiortimes.com

 

Shy Lovliness by Liz Evensen

 

Single and Beautiful by Liz Evensen

 

Rose PInk Hollyhocks by Liz Evensen

 

Pink-faced Hollyhocks by Liz Evensen

 

Apple Blossom Rhapsody by Liz Evensen

 

Home Grown Elegance by Liz Evensen

 

Home Grown Elegance 2 by Liz Evensen

 

Translucent Begonia by Liz Evensen

 

Apple Blossom Profusion by Liz Evensen

 

White Asian Lilies by Liz Evensen

 

Asian Lily Morning by Liz Evensen

 

In the Pink by Liz Evensen

 

Asian Lilies Unfolding by Liz Evensen

 

Woodland Hollyhocks by Liz Evensen

 

Hollyhock Heaven by Liz Evensen

 

Budding Magenta Hollyhocks by Liz Evensen

 

The Lion in the Hollyhocks by Liz Evensen

 

Abiding in the Vine #2 by Liz Evensen

 

Abiding in the Vine by Liz Evensen

 

Julie's Blue Bearded Iris by Liz Evensen

 

Purple and Yellow Delight by Liz Evensen

 

Purple Blue Asters by Liz Evensen

 

Ethereal Changing Light by Liz Evensen

 

Green and Gold October Field by Liz Evensen

 

Autumn on Swanson's Path by Liz Evensen

 

Autumn Impressions by Liz Evensen

 

Autumn Mirror Reflections by Liz Evensen

 

Autumn Confetti by Liz Evensen

 

Softly Falling Night by Liz Evensen

 

Autumn Sunburst Reflections by Liz Evensen

 

Deadwood Night by Liz Evensen

 

Southwest Adobe by Liz Evensen

 

Eagle in Flight by Liz Evensen

 

Silver River Hideaway by Liz Evensen

 

His Majesty by Liz Evensen

 

Awaiting the Night by Liz Evensen

 

Grandma's Purse by Liz Evensen

 

Warm Night's Harbor by Liz Evensen

 

Nahma Burner by Liz Evensen

 

Plein Air Morning by Liz Evensen

 

Monet Morning at Nahma by Liz Evensen

 

America's Promise by Liz Evensen

 

Blue Snowy Night by Liz Evensen

 

Trio of Strength by Liz Evensen

 

Winter Lace by Liz Evensen

 

Snow Blanket at Twilight by Liz Evensen

 

Snowy Night Sentinel by Liz Evensen

 

Purple Star Coleus by Liz Evensen