Oil PaintingJulie Evans
“Her main inspiration is the natural world and day-to-day life, and she is often struck by spontaneous observations that produce successful paintings.”
Although skilled in a variety of media, artist Julie R. Evans prefers to work in oils. She paints realistic scenes that are little slices of life. Her main inspiration is the natural world and day-to-day life, and she is often struck by spontaneous observations that produce successful paintings.
Much of the pleasure she gets from painting comes from finding and capturing the beautiful things and peaceful moments that she discovers during her explorations of surrounding communities. Julie describes her own style as between impressionism and realism.
Evans lives in Yucaipa and has always lived in the Inland Empire. She has been painting for more than 30 years and actively displays her work throughout the region.
Julie has been painting since she was 11 years old. When she showed an interest in painting when she was very young, her mother arranged to have her start oil painting lessons from a neighbor who lived a block from where she grew up in Loma Linda.
Though oil painting remains her preferred medium, she does use watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal at times. Sometimes, she explains, a subject just needs to be treated with a different medium to give the result and effects she is looking for.
Much of her work is drawn from the natural world. She usually paints quiet and still objects or landscapes as opposed to busy city scenes.