Susan Evans Artist Statement and Biography

Susan Evans ART Headshot 2014 My dedication to the technique of chiaroscuro follows the spirit of the Great Enlightenment of the Northern Baroque Period of the 17th century.  I use this method to exalt reality and I make use of human visual archetypes in my choice of subject material.  I seek to impart a sublime presence to simple objects; also the use of negative space contributes to the peaceful and contemplative quality of my work. The classic techniques and underlying forces are employed: –       Directional shapes in the abstract design –       A single dominant light source to move the eye –       Intensity of light and value in the focal area I seek to evoke an emotional response from my viewer with the dramatic single image pieces. Both exciting and meditative, these large pieces are an unflinching look at one particular form.  

Date and Place of Birth: 1952 Shreveport, Louisiana.


1995     Apprenticeship with Malcolm Bryan (

1990     Undergraduate Study / Western State College, Gunnison, CO

1971     Diploma Program / Art,  Commercial College —Shreveport, Louisiana

Fechin Art Workshops in Taos, New Mexico:

1998     David Leffel

1997     Gregg Kreutz  


2011      Nature Mort – Still Lifes by Susan Evans, Sarah Hartshorne and Jacklyn St.Aubyn, Matrix        Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

2008     Southwest Art Magazine Yearly   Annual Art Auction — The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO Annual Small Wonders group show — Keating Fine Art, Basalt, CO (Aspen)

2003     Various Charity Auctions including PBS Art Auction, KVNF public radio auction

2002     Annual Spring Art Exhibition, Montrose, CO; 2nd-Place Professional Oil

2002     Two-woman show — Keating Fine Art, Basalt, CO (Aspen) 2000     Residency Program — Crested Butte Academy, Crested Butte, CO

1999     Los Farolitos Show — Santa Fe, NM

1998     Best of Show — Pavilion Art Show, Montrose, Colorado

1997     Longhorn Gallery, Opening Night of Gallery Nights — Denton, Texas

1996     Montrose Art Show and Sale to Benefit Hospice Program, Montrose, Colorado


Gallery  Representation Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM 87102 since August 2010


Private collections throughout the US and Europe Chairman of the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  

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