Last Chance

Edward Evans
Keywords: Abstract ExpressionsimAirbrush techniqueAcrylic LinenIllusionLight color changes moutainchnaging seasonsNatureEnviromentAutumn landscape

Work Overview

Acrylic painting on canvas.

Last Chance was painted in my garage during August 2002.  It is titled Last Chance because It was the last and only painting that I did during the summer of 2002.  I had spent most of the summer developing our hill-side garden, even though I had hoped to paint at our new home during that summer.   Now I would need to leave for Minnesota for my last summer of teaching at Southwest Minnesota State University, so this would be my last chance to complete a painting before leaving town.  I felt a bit melancholy about leaving before Pennsylvania's beautiful autumn season and not having finished even one painting.

The colors and shapes in this painting are consistent with other paintings in the Poconos Fall series.  Shapes colors and light are inspired by seed pods, tree branches, plants and the hillside of our new Pennsylvania mountain home.  

Edward Evans (1935 - ) is a contemporary American artist, has exhibited in Galleries & Museums around the world. He was born and educated in Minnesota where he earned MFA, MA and BS degrees at Southwest Minnesota State University. He founded the university’s art gallery and continuously served as the director of the gallery. 

His subject is Chinese text. He creates optically baffling renderings of the texts seemingly inscribed into (rather than onto) fluttering or crumpled tablets,papers or cloth. Creating visually stunning masterpieces. Evans has always been attracted to both illusion and abstraction in painting and enjoys the challenge of combining both qualities into his paintings. He is a very active exhibiting artist. 

American painter “Edward Evans' work, visually is stunning. The degree of illusion he achieves through his mastery of airbrush techniques is unique and different than the work of other traditional artists. His work had been exhibited all over Europe for over 150 exhibitions and collected by over 40 museums, private collection globally.