Description The gentleman plays a sanxian in a pavilion atop Jingshin Park. After spending all day walking around Tian an men Square, and the whole of the Forbidden City, we walked through Jingshin Park. It was hilly! We had been walking all day with only a short lunch refueling. It was bitterly cold. Colder than I had ever been ( I later moved to Chicago which surpassed Beijings chill factor). My memory tells me that Jingshin Park was an ever-increasing incline up to that top pavilion. We were so tired upon reaching the top, we sat for quite some time resting. The haze was not too bad, or Beijing and we could see all of the Forbidden City and beyond from this height. The lovely melodies from the sanxian were pleasant as we rested. The man watched me take his photo and continued to play. I wonder how long he had been playing there. I recall he had a collection hat, or donation box. The montage is a mix of the historic locations, buildings, and icons, plus people. It was New Years and places were busy, despite the cold. But there were not too many tourists about. My favorite discovery was the life in the Hutongs. What a warren of narrow streets and close living quarters. It wouldn't have been as exquisite to peruse in the Summertime. The bitter cold made it all the more interesting to see life happening outside in the sunshine. Haircuts, markets, food preparation, shopping.
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.