In the rainy gloom of Portland, OR, Evan B. Harris finds solace in his beautiful attic studio. Using aged acrylic and oil paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resin and melted wax, he creates images that seem unearthed from the past. His work often refers to his father’s artisan philosophies and inspired by his upbringing in the backwoods of Medford, OR. Evan’s art studio feels as though you stepped into a scene of his paintings. Everything in the place it was made to be, with deep accents of color and a rustic nostalgia.
Not only does Evan's work transcribe beautifully on paper but he also uses his knowledge of carpentry to create sculpture and furniture. Pictured below is a bench made into a sailboat as well as a cupboard and shelf. Unlike many artists these days, Evan’s paintings are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished and then hung. These manipulations create “the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century, but perhaps in the 20th. So, behind every scratch and claw mark is a story waiting to be told.” - E. B. Harris
The secret to clean lines and the amazing textures you see in Evan's painting is his super old ink and acrylic paints.
Some of my favorites Evan B. Harris paintings from the past. To see more check out his Flickr.