Jamie Evrard creates rich floral and still-life paintings using oil paint, monotype and watercolors. Evrard has been painting for over 40 years. She uses decisive, active brushstrokes and lots of colour. Her larger than life floral works rely on the qualities of her materials to add an element of abstraction to her recognizable forms and achieve a rich depth and vitality.
Evrard says of her work: “What most intrigues me as subject matter for my paintings are the most ordinary things: still life objects that I see around the house day after day but that resonate for me in their familiarity and rather unremarkable landscapes in which I can find a particular quiet, understated beauty and mystery. I paint in order to see what it is I am looking at.”
Evrard’s work is included in collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, Vancouver Art Gallery, Seattle Arts Commission Public Works Collection, Government of BC, Ministry of Culture Art Collection, Burnaby Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Simon Fraser University, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, and The Claridge Collection, Montreal. Jamie Evrard received a B.A. in Art and Anthropology from Brown University and an M.A. and M.F.A. in studio art with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Iowa. She lives and works out of Vancouver, British Columbia.