Leya Evelyn


Leya Evelyn

An abstract painter born in Washington, D.C., Leya Evelyn was educated at Brown and Yale Universities, where she studied under Josef Albers. After working in New York City for twenty-four years, Leya moved to Nova Scotia, near Halifax, where she currently resides. Evelyn prides herself in her intention to make statements with her work. She opposes categories and exploits them with her techniques in art. Her mixed media works combine color, texture, and form to create collages not only greater than the sum of their parts, but also allowing for a complex combination of emotion and inspiration to be felt.

Evelyn exhibits extensively locally in Halifax, as well as galleries across Canada, the U.S., and Europe. She teaches part-time at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, instructing undergraduates in painting and drawing, and continues to conduct workshops for local artists.

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Color Space: Peter Batchelder/Leya Evelyn (03.04.2022-04.10.2022)

Pictured: Peter Batchelder | Harborside | oil on canvas | 24 x 36" New England-based artist Peter Batchelder and Canada-based artist Leya Evelyn explore themes of history, context, and narrative through their color-focused paintings. "Color Space" juxtaposes the iconic New...
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Leya Evelyn was born in Washington, D.C., and educated at Brown and Yale Universities. She moved from New York City to Nova Scotia in the early 1980s.  “For an artist, it is a good place to live," she says. "Spacious and quiet....
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An Online Exclusive Exhibition Lily Pad Gallery West is proud to present the online exclusive exhibition: Layered.   Layered is about explorations, possibilities, imaginings, and openings. Its five featured artists combine color, texture, and form to create collages that are greater than the...