Light Space & Time is very proud to announce that Evalynn J. Alu is now featured in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase. Her works are sweeping abstract representations of her thoughts and visions allowing form, shape, and color to flow from her mind though the brush in hand as she adds layer upon layer to her paintings.
It has been said of Evalynn’s work that “A mysterious quality permeates her art, as if each painting tries to record an abstract event taking place, without revealing specific details. The viewer is drawn in for closer contemplation and varied interpretation.” Evalynn has been a regular Light Space & Time gallery participant and in each competition that she has entered her art, her artwork has placed in each exhibition.
Evalynn first entered her artwork in the gallery’s September 2010 “Abstraction” show. The work she entered was entitled “Black and White Intrusion #5” and she received an Honorable Mention Award. For the Gallery’s May 2011 “CityScapes” exhibition Evalynn entered her abstract work “Downtown” which was inspired by the downtown of the City of Los Angeles and this piece received a Second Place Award. Recently, Evalynn entered her work “Interior” for the July “Abstracts” art exhibition and of the 590 entries received for this competition, she received and was awarded a fourth place award.
Evalynn J. Alu has been creating art for over 40 years. Evalynn states “I have always been fascinated with shapes, forms, color, light and shadows that are always present in nature. Creating movement filled with emotion of the moment becomes an intriguing experiment laced with my ever-expanding knowledge of technique. I am always searching for answers in my art. I know, should I find these answers, that my need to create will be no more.”
Her preferred mediums include sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, oils, acrylic, lithographs, assemblages, and photography. Alu received an AA from Santa Ana College and a BA from California State University, Fullerton in 1982. She taught elementary school for 28 years. She is currently heading up the art program and teaching grades k-8th drawing, painting, sculpting, collage and pastel work.
Evalynn has shown in solo shows as well as in many juried shows and winning competitions in both local and international events. She currently is a member of the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art. Her interest in painting grew after working in many areas of art and now, abstract art has become a major part and expression of her artistic life. Evalynn states that “perfecting ones technique while experimenting is always part of my work”.
View Evalynn’s rich, awe inspiring abstract art at her website www.evalynnjalu.com