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MARY PAGE EVANS

Special Upcoming Event
Delaware Art Museum Retrospective
Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans

Click here to view an interview with Mary Page Evans by Delaware's first lady, Carla Markell.

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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.

Art 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."

Website:  www.marypageevans.com

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