Andy Evansen | 39 Watercolor Paintings – American Artist

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Andy Evansen Painting

Andy Evansen’s interest in art started in childhood, as he can’t recall a time when he wasn’t drawing. He began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator. Choosing a ‘style’ was not difficult, as Andy was always inspired by the watercolor paintings of British artists Trevor Chamberlain, David Curtis, Ed Seago and Edward Wesson, among others.

Signature Member of AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA

He found himself attempting to capture the landscape with the same economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. In addition, he was impressed with the way those artists seemed to capture everyday scenes in such a way that revealed a hidden beauty, subjects that many would simply pass by.

His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally. He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017.

His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition. His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.

Affiliations:

  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA), Signature Member April 2018
  • Salmagundi Club, Artist Member 2017
  • Red River Watercolor Society (RRWS), Signature Member 2016
  • Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), Signature Member October 2015
  • American Watercolor Society (AWS), Signature Member April 2015
  • Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), Signature Member 2012
  • California Art Club, Artist Member

Awards/Juried Exhibitions:

  • Viridian Award, 2020 San Diego Watercolor Society Intl Exhibition for “Street Negotiations”
  • Distinction Medal Award, 2020 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition for “Winter’s Coming”
  • First Place, Festival of Miniature Watercolors, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Frank Nash Memorial Award, 2018 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition for “Unique Fixer Upper”
  • 2018 American Watercolor Society Exhibition “The Sculpture Atrium”
  • Best In Show, 2017 Door County Plein Air Festival for “The Charter”
  • Elsie and David Wu-Ject Key Memorial Award, 2017 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “On a Cobblestone Street”
  • Vernia O Rubis Memorial Award, 2016 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition for “Passerby”
  • High Water Award, 2016 Red River Watercolor Society National Show for “Night Shift”
  • Honorable Mention, 2016 Door County Plein Air Festival for “Ephraim Morning”
  • 2016 American Watercolor Society Exhibition “Beach Loungers”
  • Emrich Stordahl Award, 2015 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition
  • Artists’ Choice, 2015 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
  • Honorable Mention, October 2015 Watercolor Artist Magazine Watermedia Showcase for “Golden”
  • High Winds Medal, 2015 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “Costal Fog”
  • Best Nocturn, September 2014 Grand Marais Plein Air Festival for “The Beaver House”
  • Honorable Mention, September 2014 Grand Marais Plein Air Festival for “September Gales”
  • 2014 Salmagundi Club PAPA Exhibition “Gloucester Sunset”, “Church Steps, Todi”, “Pink Two Story”,
  • 2014 National Watercolor Society Exhibition “Thawing the Spur”
  • 2014 American Watercolor Society Exhibition “Plying the Pearl River”
  • Painters Award, 2012 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition
  • Red River Regional Award, 2012 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition for “Wedding Party, Levee Park”
  • Bronze Medal of Honor, 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “Scene from the Rooftops, Izamal”
  • Richeson Award, 2011 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition
  • Best Collection Award, 2011 Red Wing Plein Air Festival
  • People’s Choice Award, 2008 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Midday Umbrellas”
  • Second Place, 2008 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Competition
  • Finalist, Spring 2007 International Artist Landscape Competition
  • Winner, 2006 American Artist International Watercolor Competition
  • Best of Show, 2006 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Sunbathers”
  • 1st Place Honors, 2005 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Woke Up in a Fog”
  • 1st Place Honors, 2005 Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition for “Morning Glare”
  • 2nd Place Honors, 2004 Bloomington Art Center Fall Exhibition
  • Best in Show for Painting, 2003 Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
  • 1st Place Honors and The People’s Choice Award, 2003 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Sunset on Hwy 95”

Publications:

  • Oscar Asensio’s book: A Watercolour a Day: 365 Tips and Ideas for Improving Your Skills and Creativity
  • Southeast Art magazine, November 2016
  • Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, November 2015
  • The Artist’s Road, Painting the World’s Beautiful Places, June 2015
  • Watercolor Artist magazine, The World is Your Studio, May 2015
  • International Artist magazine, Simplifying Watercolors, February/March 2015
  • Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, December 2014
  • Pratique des Arts: Painting of Foreign Countries, August/September 2014
  • International Artist, Art Challenge: Favorite Subjects, April/May 2014
  • Watercolor Artist magazine, October 2013
  • Outdoor Painter magazine, Americans Paint on Location in China, December 2012
  • Plein Air magazine, February 2012
  • American Artist ‘Plein Air Painting’ Spring 2010
  • Watercolor Artist magazine, February 2010
  • Watercolor Magic magazine, 2009
  • American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine, Summer 2008
  • International Artist magazine, Feb/March 2007
  • American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine, Summer 2006
  • American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine Sprint 2006
  • International Artist’s book “100 Ways to Paint People and Figures”, Vol. 1

Exhibitions and Galleries:

  • Qingdao China, International Watercolor Masters Plein Air Painting Event July 2017
  • Northwest Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2017, 2015 and 2014
  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition 2017 and 2016
  • American Watercolor Society Exhibition 2017-2014 and 2012
  • Qingdao-Jimo China, International Watercolor Exhibition November 2016
  • Salmagundi Club NY, ‘American Masters’ Exhibition November 2016
  • Catalina Conservation Society, ‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, 2012-2016
  • American Watercolor Society Exhibition April 2016
  • Nanning, China, Third ‘Watercolor Masters Invitational’ November 2015
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Invitational, October 2015
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, PAPA Exhibition, ‘Looking East’ June-August 2015
  • Red Wing Anderson Center Three Man Show, March 2015
  • Grand Marais MN, Plein Air Festival Exhibition September 2014
  • Salmagundi Club NY, ‘Why Outdoors – The Plein Air Painters of America’ April 2014
  • Wilcock Gallery Solo Show, March 2014
  • Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA, ‘Kaiping: American Perspectives’ January 2014
  • Knowlton Gallery, Lodi CA, ‘Triple Threat’ January 2014
  • Plein Air Painters of America, ‘Celebrating Summer’ June 2013
  • Northwest Watercolor Society, ‘Waterworks’ Exhibition 2012
  • PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America), Exhibition and Sale 2011
  • Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2016, 2012 and 2011
  • Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA, ‘Works on Paper’ Summer 2010
  • U of M Katherine Nash Gallery, ‘Waterborne; A Regional Exhibition’ Nov/Dec 2008
  • Premier Gallery, Minneapolis MN, ‘Landscape x 4’ April-June 2008
  • Coleman Fine Art, Charleston SC, ‘Wet Paint 2007’
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