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CAROL EVANS
Watercolour paint is a natural medium for me. It complements and enhances the beauty of this coastal panorama. This region is, after all, a damp, misty part of the world a lot of the time. Water hangs in great silken sheets of fog across mountains and inlets. It ripples and reflects along the shore. The wet, delicate, and raw subtleties of watercolour washes are ideal for conveying the gradation of light within clouds or a summer haze, perfect for suggesting shapes and forms barely visible in shrouded mist or streaking rain. It has a characteristic fresh, organic quality that easily gives the impression of trees and plants, and of rock formations and their textures. It is quick and spontaneous, and has a simplicity to it, requiring few tools. It has a wild quality and although the water can be somewhat controlled, it cannot quite be tamed.The first impression is always sunlight, the primary concern of everything I paint. No matter what the subject, my process of painting is entirely influenced by light: its direction, the shadows it creates, its honey glow causing everything to hover on a cushion of warm air. Light penetrates things, revealing inner qualities and colours, like the veins in a leaf or the translucence of a shell. It creates halos around them. It makes things shine and flash and reach out to you, come alive. It rings out like sound echoing here and there off everything, filling a place with its reflected glow like a visual symphony. It has a divine loveliness to it. It appears without any human hand causing it to appear. It is just there and a scene is blessed with its rays. My work is to reflect it in my painting.






Many of Carol Evans watercolours portray British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest on the beautiful and rugged pacific shores on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Her ability to create intensity of colour in the watercolour medium and her attention to the subtleties of light are trademarks of her increasingly popular work.

Since 1981 Carol has held 15 very successful one-woman exhibitions in a variety of places; Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, Gabriola Island and Nanaimo. She was invited to participate in a group exhibition by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, "The Real West Coast" where she was honoured to have her paintings shown along side the work of fellow west coast artists.

She is currently working on new paintings of places along the BC coast that have caught her interest in sharing these sights with you.

We invite you to browse our catalogs of Carol's work and take in a small piece of the breadth and beauty of the West Coast as seen through the eyes of Carol Evans. Enjoy!

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MYSTIC BEACH

 
A wave hurls itself at sandstone bluffs, bursting into spray and foam, only to be followed by another and yet another…

Mystic Beach is published as a limited edition Giclée print from a watercolour painting by Carol Evans.  The Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans’ artistry.

This painting is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 195 stretched frames 44” by 22½” and is priced at $1150.00 CND

A larger option on canvas sized at 60" by 30½" is available for $1550.00 CND







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Beach at Montague

Printed on 100% rag,  watercolour paper stock with fade resistant inks, the edition is signed and limited to a number of 100 with  29 Artist’s Proofs and 5 Publisher’s Proofs

The image size is 29 1/2" by 21 1/2" and is priced at $495.

Beach at Montague is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 295 stretched frames 32" by 23" and will sell for $675.

Pendrell Sound is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 295 stretched frames

44" by 281/2"and priced at $1175.

This Giclée is also printed on 100% rag heavy archival watercolour paper.

The image size is 30 3/4" by 20" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 100 and sells for $495.




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AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE
Waves rolled one after another up the normally sandy beach. We couldn’t walk along where we usually did… but there was a certain air of excitement as the low sun heightened the energy and dynamic force of the high tide.

Afternoon High Tide is published as a limited edition Giclée print from a watercolour painting by Carol Evans.  The Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans’ artistry.This painting is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 195 stretched frames 20¼” by 30” and is priced at $695.00 

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Oak Grove© is published as a limited edition Giclée print in December 2010, from a watercolour painting by Carol Evans

By popular demand Oak Grove is now available in a canvas Giclée signed limited edition of only 50 stretched frames 44" by 29" and priced at $1175.


Canoe at Klemtu is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 295 stretched frames 31" by 20 3/4"and is priced at $675.

This Giclée is also printed on 100% rag heavy archival watercolour paper.

The image size is 30" by 20" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 295 and sells


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Rocks in The Ripples is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 295 stretched frames

44" by 29 1/2"and priced at $1175.

This Giclée is also printed on heavy archival watercolour paper.

The image size is 30 1/2" by 20 1/2" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 100 and sells for $495.


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DeCourcy Island © is a limited edition Giclée print. The Iris Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans' artistry. This extraordinary image is printed on 100% Rag 300 lb. watercolour paper. The image size is 19.5" by 32.75" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 295 and is priced at $495.

DeCourcy Island is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 50 stretched frames 25" by 42" and is priced at $895.

Dawntide © is a limited edition Giclée print. The Iris Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans' artistry. This extraordinary image is printed on 100% Rag 300 lb. watercolour paper. The image size is 28"by 20" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 295 and is priced at $495.

 

Dawntide is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 100 stretched frames 28"by 20" and is priced at $675.



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Lagoon at Mansons Landing © is a limited edition Giclée print. The Iris Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans' artistry. This extraordinary image is printed on 100% Rag 300 lb. watercolour paper. The image size is 12.5" by 20" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 295 and is priced at $345.

Dawntide is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 100 stretched frames 19.5” by 32" and is priced at $675

Geraniums and Apples is published as a limited edition lithographic reproduction from a watercolour painting. Printed on 100% acid-free rag paper stock, the image size is 12.75" by 16" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 350 and is priced at $175


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Island© is a limited edition Giclée print. The Iris Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans' artistry. This extraordinary image is printed on 100% Rag 300 lb. watercolour paper. The image size is 15" by 35" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 295 and is priced at $495.

Daybreak at Tent Island is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 100 stretched frames 15" by 35" and is priced at $675.

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Sail Boats off Beddis Beach is published as a limited edition lithographic reproduction from a watercolour painting. Printed on 100% acid-free paper stock. The image size is 20" by 28" The edition is signed and limited to a number of 350 and is priced at $295.

Also "Sailboats off Beddis Beach" is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 50 stretched frames 20" by 28" priced at $675






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Little Girl Jumping © is a limited edition Giclée print. The Iris Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans' artistry. This extraordinary image is printed on 100% Rag 300 lb. watercolour paper. The image size is 11.5" by 21" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 195 and is priced at $345.

Little Girl Jumping is also available in a canvas Giclée edition of 50 stretched frames 15" by 27" and is priced at $595


       
       

 

Long Harbour Point is published as a limited edition lithographic reproduction from a watercolour painting. Printed on 100% acid-free rag paper stock, the image size is 19.25" by 12.75" and the edition is signed and limited to a number of 350 and is priced at $245




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"Lagoon Cove"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($1150 Unframed)
 
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"Daybreak at Tent Island"
Giclée on paper ($495 unframed)
or  Giclée on canvas ($1150 unframed)


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Walking through thick overgrown forest, we found, hidden amongst the trees the tallest, most magnificent Haida pole I have ever seen. It stood with strength and authority, surveying its surroundings through those powerful eyes.

The Power and The Mystery is published as a limited edition Giclée print from a watercolour painting by Carol Evans.  The Giclée process uses millions of custom-blended ink droplets to faithfully replicate Carol Evans’ artistry.

This painting is available in a canvas Giclée edition of 195 stretched frames 19¾” by 32” and is priced at $675.

 

 


"Lookout Islet"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ( $495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ( $1150 Unframed)

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"Mists Over Langara"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($1150 Unframed)
 

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"Mystic Falls"
Giclée on paper ($495 unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($1125 unframed


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"Ninstints"
19 x 26 - Giclée print
 $495 Unframe
"Refuge Cove"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed)

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"Seabound Stream"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($395 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed
"The Carver's Daughter"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($345 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($625 Unframed)
"Shells in the Sunshine"
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed



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"Shells in the Shallows"
19 x 28 - Giclée print
$495 Unframed
"Siwash Rock"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($1150 Unframed

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"White Shell Beach"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($345 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed)
"Peace in Fury Cove"
20 x 31 - Giclée on canvas
$675 Unframed

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"Otter in the Lagoon"
Giclée on paper ($495 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed)

"Passage to the Sea"
two sizes
Giclée on paper ($395 Unframed)
Giclée on canvas ($675 Unframed)


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"Little Boat at Anchor"
8 3/4 x 10 1/2
Giclée print - $110 Unframed

"Boats at Sunrise"
27 1/4 x 10
$235 Unframed