On First Friday, June 7, The Artists’ Gallery will open “Textures on the Shore,” a new series of work by Evie Baskin. Evie Baskin is best known for her work centering on the portrait and the figure. However, for this new series, Evie has broken away from portraiture to explore a new direction in “Textures on the Shore.”
This body of work is inspired by the seasonal changes in color and light that are reflected in the fields and waterways of the Eastern Shore and incorporates a new dimension in Evie’s work with the use of a raised surface. In these paintings, pastel has been applied over various substrates, incorporating a mixture of marble dust, polymer emulsion and pumice gel. Scenes range from the beachscapes of Cape Henlopen to the grasses of Delaware Bay at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and include various sites in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
Evie Baskin is a native Floridian, with a BA in Visual Art from Florida State University in Tallahassee. After raising her family in Key West, she moved to Alexandria in 1999, where she managed a law firm in Washington, D.C. while continuing to study art at The Torpedo Factory. In 2007, she and her husband, Jonathan, relocated to Chestertown.
Evie is a partner with The Artists’ Gallery, a juried member of The Working Artists Forum based in Easton, a member of Chestertown RiverArts and an accredited member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.
On June 7, the public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery for a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Evie’s paintings will be featured in the gallery throughout the month of June. The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information about The Artists’ Gallery, visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com, www.facebook.com/6goodpainters or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.