|Judy Evans paints in the
Realist tradition. She responds intently to the beauty of the land and
the even greater beauty of the human face of any age. Her paintings are
in numerous national and international collections both public and private.
She has trained as a fine artist and a scenic artist painting for movies,
television, Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Her paintings
have been shown in NY at the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club and
the Sherry French Gallery as well as other prominent national venues including
the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, the Arkansas Arts
Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY,
and many others.
She uses light in a theatrical
way to illuminate her closely observed landscapes and insightful portraits.
In her paintings strong composition provides the structure and dramatic
lighting provides the spirit. She paints landscapes of the Northeast, New
Orleans, Colorado, the Scottish Highlands and most recently Venice, Italy.
Her portraits in either oil or pastel are created in close collaboration
with the sitter and are studies in both character and personality.
To quote Chelsea Art Galleries
Worldwide: “If you feel as though you are transported up and out
of the city and tossed into a wilderness landscape from around the world,
you are probably looking at a Judy Evans painting. Evans focuses her energy
on capturing the “spirit of place.” Her realist paintings embody not only
the physical description of a site, but its felt presence. Evans’ work
is about the moments when certain forces of nature synchronize and she
is compelled to stop time and preserve it and to share it and to say, ‘I
was here. This is how it felt.’”