Waves on Agate Beach, 2014, Watercolour on paper, 12 x 21 in.
Standing Driftwood, 2013, Watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 17.5 in.
We are honoured to be representing in Vancouver, for the first time in over a decade, the supremely talented Carol Evans. Using watercolour, a notoriously difficult medium to contain, Evans paints impeccably realized scenes depicting moments found on Canada’s southwest coast. Most painters enjoy using oil or acrylic for the freedom to make a mistake whereas Carol forces herself to rely on her expert technique and concentration. This effectively forces the medium and method of production to reflect the content of her paintings - one of intent, awareness and reflection in our misty, water-rich environment.
Her technique is clearly stunning, however what makes Carol an extraordinary artist is her intuitive ability to touch the image and make it feel more vividly alive than if you were looking at the original photograph. Her subject choices are so spot on for our region, that if you’ve ever been on a BC Ferry, her paintings will feel unnervingly familiar - taking on a heightened sense of reality through her patient brush, like a memory sweetened with time.