Traveling to See the World
Before painting the beauty of Maine, Evelyn Dunphy traveled the world. She painted the breathtaking mountains and countryside of Japan and climbed Mt. Fuji, traveled through the bush country and Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, painted in the American Southwest and visited Europe, India and Sri Lanka where she climbed Sirigiya.
Sailing on a freighter up the coast of Labrador to the northernmost settlement of Nain, painting every day on the ship as they went in and out of the many small outports was one of Evelyn's favorite trips. In Newfoundland’s Gros Morne World Heritage Site she took a boat into the fjord where cliffs tower 2500 feet, black bears fish from the shore, and hiked over the tablelands.
Sharing a Love of Maine in Paintings -
The Finest Kind of Activism
Her life experiences are reflected in a wide range of subjects – Katahdin, the north Maine woods, Maine and Maritime Canada coastal landscapes, Moosehead Lake, Japanese still life, portraits and Mt. Fuji, and dramatic florals. Her paintings have been juried into many national and international juried exhibitions, where they have received awards.
Katahdin has been a major focus for the last several years, especially as viewed from Katahdin Lake. There’s a story behind every painting; most important to her are the works that she continues to create as part of her passion for preserving wilderness areas of Maine. “During the campaign to save Katahdin Lake from development, a friend commented that using my work in this way was
the finest kind of activism. That was my first personal experience of knowing that one person really can make a difference”. Click here to view a Boston Globe article about Katahdin Lake and Evelyn's contribution to try to preserve the lake. Her very first watercolor sketches were done at Moosehead Lake – she’s now interested in participating in the effort to preserve this lake.
Teaching has also become an important part of her work. She holds regular weekly watercolor classes at her studio in West Bath, and even had a class with schoolchildren who live in an orphanage during her stay in Kitwe, Zambia.Workshops are held in Ireland, Tuscany, Spain, France and Cuba. For information on taking a class or attending a workshop, check the listing on the side bar of the homepage.
Visit Evelyn at Her Studio
Visitors are warmly welcomed; there is always time to sit with a friend over a cup of tea. Just call ahead to be sure Evelyn is in the studio, and not off painting at one of her favorite haunts. read more about her studio
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