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Mary Page Evans at Addison/Ripley

Opening reception for landscape artist May 31st.

Through July 20, 2024 Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents the artist Mary Page Evans. Opening reception is Friday, May 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Whether her paintings are of mountains or sea, air or trees, gardens or fields, Mary Page Evans has consistently evoked the living cycles of her subjects. To experience her art is to walk with her along the beach in Delaware or Florida or beside her beloved Virginia hills. Working in the spirit of Walt Whitman who said, "The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.", this artist has touched the elemental in a world she fashions powerfully, convincingly and, ultimately, tenderly with oil and pastel, charcoal and gouache. 

Mary Page Evans
Painting by Mary Page Evans

“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.” M.P. Evans

Mary Page Evans has had numerous solo exhibitions over more than 40 years, including ones in Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Her work is included in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2012 her work was the subject of a major exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum. Evans’ drawings and paintings are held in many corporate and private collections throughout the US and Europe. Two of her paintings are currently on display at the White House in Washington, DC.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.