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Artist Statement
 

"Mary Page Evans is a hallelujah painter.  Her lyrical renditions of flowers
and landscape are hymns of unadulterated joy."   --Gene Davis "Tips and tricks"

I am primarily a landscape painter.  I work directly from nature--en plein air.  I look at a specific landscape, establish its locale, the time of day, the quality of light, and paint it.  Becoming involved with its particularities, I get to know it as if I were painting a figure or a still life.  During the process, I am always creating and destroying until I arrive at the inevitability of this particular landscape.

Art history has always played an important role in my work.  Having absorbed the structural lessons of Cezanne and the "push-pull" principle of Hans Hoffman, I try to loosen the form and let color determine the structure and create the space.  I strive for a visual back and forth in the space resulting from forms and colors reacting to each other - like music.  Cezanne once said, "Painting from nature is not copying the object, but realizing ones sensations."  When I paint the landscape, I feel like singing.