My goal as an oil painter is to transcend region, geography, and culture.
When you view my work I want you to see the humanistic spirit, and read the untold story of my subject through the muted tones, pops of colour, expressive texture and composition.
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 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.
Incorporating the influences from the places she has lived has been a promising evolution, as she loves to paint equine, still life, landscape and figurative. Her color palette is made up of muted, warm tones, with an occasional flash of brightness. She paints with texture and leaves the impression of spontaneity on her canvas.
Although she has been painting since 2008, Her unique approach to colour comes from her many years as a hair colourist. She was recognized for her love of colour with the Loreal Hair Colourist of the Year award in 2001, through the hairdressing company she worked for. This experience has given her a vast understanding of colour, texture, and movement.
Evans' influence, seen in her subject and style, is reflective of her roots in Texas, her time spent in Florida, and her forever home in Montana.
One of her passions, is volunteering at the local elementary school . She loves teaching students about their own perspective and helping them translate that with pencils, paints and paper. She hopes to develop a strong program, that will connect artists with the creative minds of our future.