Mary Page Evans uses expressive color and line to evoke the ephemeral quality of movement and light found in the natural world. She works directly from nature seeking to capture the essence of the particular places she paints.
Mary Page Evans has been honored with solo exhibitions in major galleries in Washington D.C., Florida, and Pennsylvania. Evan’s work was the focus of a retrospective show at the Delaware Museum of Art in 2012. Her paintings and drawings are in public, private, and corporate collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. She studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She has lived in Delaware for nearly 50 years with her husband, former Delaware Congressman Tom Evans. Evans is influenced by and good friends with several abstract expressionist and minimalist painters of the 1950’s and 1960’s, like Grace Hartigan and Joan Mitchell. She is also greatly influenced by the French impressionists, post-impressionists. Evans names Cézanne as a particular inspiration and was given permission to paint at Giverny, Claude Monet’s garden.