Jamie Evrard creates lush floral, landscape and still-life paintings using oil paint, monotype and watercolours. She has been exploring floral subject matter for over forty years. Her masterful landscapes utilize decisive, economical strokes and rich colour to achieve depth, vitality and immersiveness.
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 to see what it is I am looking at. Making art is a way of taking possession, a way of finding out how things really are, or perhaps of making them as I would like them to be. If a few days go by without my having drawn or painted, I become completely impossible."
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.