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
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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