Delaware Art Museum
Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans
here to view an interview with Mary Page Evans by Delaware's
first lady, Carla Markell.
Since the early 1970s, Mary Page Evans has had dozens of individual and
group exhibitions in galleries, art museums and universities as well
as United States Embassies around the world. She has also
shown in many public and corporate collections such as the DuPont
Company, MBNA, National Museum of Women in the Arts, State Museum of
Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Delaware Art Museum and the
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Artist's Statement: "I
am primarily a landscape painter. I work directly from
nature--en plein air. I look at a specific landscape,
establish its locale, the time of day, the quality of light, and
paint it. Becoming involved with its particularities, I get to
know it as if I were painting a figure or a still life. During
the process, I am always creating and destroying until I arrive at
the inevitability of this particular landscape.
history has always played an important role in my work. Having
absorbed the structural lessons of Cezanne and the
"push-pull" principle of Hans Hoffman, I try to loosen the
form and let color determine the structure and create the space.
I strive for a visual back and forth in the space resulting from
forms and colors reacting to each other - like music. Cezanne
once said, "Painting from nature is not copying the object, but
realizing ones sensations." When I paint the landscape, I
feel like singing."
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