Mary Paige Evans was active/lived in Virginia. Mary Evans is known for Floral still life and landscape painting.
Mary Page Evans is an accomplished still-life and landscape
painter, who has exhibited widely across the northeast. A native of
Virginia Beach, Evans studied music and painting at Hollins College (now
Hollins University) in Roanoke, Virginia, where she met her husband,
former Delaware Congressman Thomas B. Evans, Jr.
After moving to
Wilmington, Delaware, in 1961, Evans pursued her studies under two
prominent local artists, Ed Loper and Tom Bostelle. By the early 1970s,
Evans was exhibiting colorful compositions inspired by the lush rolling
landscapes of Chester county, Pennsylvania, she encountered daily while
car-pooling four young children around.
Landscapes and still-lifes are a process of self-discovery for Evans
that she characterizes as a visual "push-pull" influenced by the
compositions of Paul Cezanne and Hans Hoffman, wherein she tries to
"loosen the form and let the color determine the structure and create
the space". The Delaware Art Museum recently featured a retrospective
in 2012 of Evans' work titled "Painted Poetry" to commemorate its