Katherine Evans is an award winning abstract painter who works out of her Westport, CT studio producing work in acrylic on canvas and paper. Her father, a noted WPA artist, worked on the famous Coit Tower murals in San Francisco. Evans studied graphic design at the University of Bridgeport and continued her education at the Parsons School of Design, Yale University and the Center for Contemporary Print Making in Norwalk. Her graphic design work has been recognized with awards from Print magazine and the Business/Professional Advertising Association. Within the last 15 years she has won many awards for paintings (including the Winner Circle Award at the Westport Arts Center as selected by the Whitney Museum Director) and been included in many juried exhibits, and presented numerous solo shows in the Northeast.
“I have had a lifelong passion for, and involvement in, visual communication and expressions. Painting and design have been the outlets for that passion. I move into each piece intuitively, open to chance, applying complex color combinations. When I discover paintings within the paintings, I crop and layer parts of the whole to create a larger composition. At times I apply clear acrylic mediums to create depth and texture. I am drawn to the color harmony of Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Rothko, Emily Mason and so many others. Images that emerge from the poems of Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson and Frank O’Hare inspire.”
Katherine’s abstracts vibrate with color and assorted gestures. Color interaction and its ability to evoke an emotional response are important elements to her work pulling the imagination into moods, movement and natural forms. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.