Photo Credit: Paul Bellinger Photography


Bio:

Coila Evans is an oil painter living in Roundup, Montana.  
She often works from life, and references the many photographs she snaps as she makes her way through the day.
When Coila is not painting, she is busy running her gallery in Roundup, MT, and volunteers annually teaching art for the local 5th grade. Evans has shown in Montana, Dallas, and New York City. In addition to her recent recognition by the Portrait Society of America for "Portrait of a Family Man", Evans has also been published in The Magic City Magazine, Guidepost, the Examiner, and several Billings Gazette articles. Her work can be found in her gallery in Roundup, the Lewistown Art Center, and online at www.coilaevans.com

 

Artist Statement:

Light and shadow, coupled with a monochrome palette, and painting on copper are my current fascinations. These three things, combined, are moving me toward a more focused concentration while forming three separate bodies of work.

With a passion to tell people's stories, I love to work from life, but often paint from thumbnail images on my iphone. When you view my work I want you to see the humanistic spirit, and read the untold story of my subject through interesting compositions, expressive texture and brush strokes as they articulate my subject's story through the visual marks left on the canvas.

My goal as an oil painter is to transcend region, geography, and culture, creating art work that continues to feel fresh with emotion even after it has been hanging for decades.

I study the human form I see within trees, the light I see dancing on a landscape, and the soul found through the eye of a horse. I delight in the pet portraits for my patrons, love the depth found in people's personas; and the way the season brings, to my table, fruits and flowers for my pleasure. I study the human form I see within trees, the light I see dancing on a landscape, and the soul found through the eye of a horse. I delight in the pet portraits for my patrons, love the depth found in people's personas; and the way the season brings, to my table, fruits and flowers for my pleasure. I study the human form I see within trees, the light I see dancing on a landscape, and the soul found through the eye of a horse. I delight in the pet portraits for my patrons, love the depth found in people's personas; and the way the season brings, to my table, fruits and flowers for my pleasure. I study the human form I see within trees, the light I see dancing on a landscape, and the soul found through the eye of a horse. I delight in the pet portraits for my patrons, love the depth found in people's personas; and the way the season brings, to my table, fruits and flowers for my pleasure. I study the human form I see within trees, the light I see dancing on a landscape, and the soul found through the eye of a horse. I delight in the pet portraits for my patrons, love the depth found in people's personas; and the way the season brings, to my table, fruits and flowers for my pleasure.

        

 

  Coila Evans           119 Main St.           Roundup, MT. USA           59072           406-697-2758           coila@coilaevans.com