Description Blue, Red, Green. These must be the three prominent colors of Japan. Red fills the temples and pagodas, Shinto shrines and Torii gates. Its part of the national flag. Red symbolizes strength, passion, self-sacrifice, and blood. The little girls face is fully made up as a Geisha. So much of her kimono was red and pink. Blue is seen in many mens Yukata and kimono patterns. Blue indigo dye. The color of fidelity, coolness, and passivity. Its an extremely popular color for business suits and school uniforms. This gentlemans aged face is stoic and raised; held with quiet dignity. I think of Green Japan during the summer months walking through bamboo forests, maple tree leaves, and cultivated pine trees. Matcha and green tea to refresh and revive oneself. A respect and an enjoyment of nature. Youth, eternity, vitality and energy. The Geishas kimono was green and filled with maple leaves. She performed several dances in honor of nature.
Evelyn Curry, Hurlburt Field, Florida Member Since January 2019 Artist Statement Evelyn has spent her life moving around and living in different countries. She was born in California, but grew up between Italy, Germany, and England. As an adult, she has also lived in Chicago, South Korea, The Azores, and Tokyo.
Since graduating with a BA Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, in the UK, Evelyn has completed online classes and courses in traditional painting, figurative drawing, portraiture and photography; as well as, marketing and business courses. Evelyn is part of a life drawing group in Toyoda, Tokyo.
Evelyn has exhibited in galleries and shows in London, Miami, Tokyo, Chicago, Cambridge, Lisbon, and Gwangju, South Korea. Evelyn has received awards for her Photo Montage work and Photography work from Fusion Art, London International Creative Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Your Shot National Geographic and Artavita. Her travel photography has been featured with Lonely Planet, and Vibes Photography.
Evelyn takes commissions for custom Photo Montage Art and Portraits in oils, watercolor or pencil.
Evelyn sells her work with Saatchiart.com, Imagekind.com and FineArtAmerica.com. Her Travel Photography work is sold with Dreamstime.com.
Evelyn has just recently relocated to Florida with her husband and son. She saves all her spare pennies for future travel trips. Evelyn is involved in her local church and Protestant Women of the Chapel. Her other interests include reading pre 20th century literature while enjoying a hot cup of English tea, the beach and hiking.