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Carol Evans

This celebrated watercolour artist takes great pleasure in painting the natural beauty of the West Coast of Canada and the Pacific Northwest, and she captures every nuance of both its power and grace in her paintings. Many of Carol Evans watercolours portray British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest on the beautiful and rugged pacific shores on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Her ability to create intensity of colour in the watercolor medium and her attention to the subtleties of light are trademarks of her increasingly popular work.

The art of Carol Evans is expressed through the medium of her exquisitely detailed watercolours. “When the sun highlights a scene, often a fairly ordinary one, it catches my attention. A common sight, even a relatively mundane setting will become illumined and bright. It practically sings with radiance and everything becomes extraordinarily beautiful. I always find it an uplifting moment when that happens and it is one of my favourite subjects for painting – not just the scene itself, but how the sunlight plays in the scene.”

Since 1981 Carol has held 15 very successful one-woman exhibitions in a variety of places; Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, Gabriola Island and Nanaimo. She was invited to participate in a group exhibition by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, “The Real West Coast” where she was honoured to have her paintings shown alongside the work of fellow west coast artists.

She is currently working on new paintings of places along the BC coast that have caught her interest in sharing these sights with you.

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