During the month of July, The Artists’ Gallery will feature Evie Baskin’s newest series of work entitled “Inspirations on the Shore.” Throughout the pandemic and with limited access to friends and family, the artist began to notice pockets of beauty and life springing up all around her. One of her first works for “Inspirations on the Shore” was the result of driving home after getting the second dose of her COVID vaccine. Looking out the window of her car, she spotted a small herd of Highland Longhorn cattle huddled together with their calves amid patches of snow on the ground. Her artistic spirit reawakened, she was able to begin anew, with paintings of animals, birds and landscapes on the Shore, coupled with a few portraits of people who have inspired her. Working in a variety of media, from oil, pastel and three chalks to silverpoint, Evie has worked to capture the light and mood of each of her subjects.
Evie is a native Floridian with a BA in Visual Art from Florida State University in Tallahassee. After raising her family in Key West, she relocated to Alexandria in 1999, where she managed a law firm in Washington, D.C. while continuing to study figurative art at the Torpedo Factory. In 2008, she and her husband, Jonathan, relocated to Chestertown. Since arriving on the Eastern Shore, she has been the recipient of numerous awards for her landscapes and portraits. Evie became a partner with The Artists’ Gallery in 2015 and is a juried member of The Working Artists’ Forum in Easton, a member of Chestertown RiverArts and an accredited member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. In 2020, Evie’s silverpoint drawing, “Spring Egret,” placed in The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition, “The Art of the Portrait.”
The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery on First Friday, July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for light refreshments and to meet the artist. “Inspirations on the Shore” will be featured throughout the month of July. 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 Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com, www.facebook.com/6goodpainters or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.