Evy Halvorsen [Certified Visual Artist – Kingston, WA]
Evy Halvorsen is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Kingston, WA.
Evy Olsen Halvorsen (aka Halvorsen Holstein) was born in northern Norway. In 1956, she and her parents immigrated to the neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA. After graduation from high school, Evy moved briefly to San Francisco before landing in Kitsap County with husband and daughters. After raising her daughters and owning a couple of businesses, she continued her education at Cornish College of the Arts. Evy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude in 1999, in painting and printmaking. Currently, she lives in Kingston, WA.
“Perhaps because of the landscape of my childhood I am drawn to creating a sense of space, color. Norway is a dramatic country especially the islands I come from which are above the Arctic circle. I love that open country, sharp mountains rising out of the sea, the quickly changing sky. Not unlike the home I have here, water, mountains and open skies.
Landscape dwells large in my consciousness. The landscape of time, space and color. This space around us all weighs on me, as a comfort and a challenge. Color is my guide to finding my way around this space, anchoring and directing my thoughts, taking me home. The images I’m drawn to may be a literal translation or an abstracted vision of terrain and memory. A color impression, a botanical image or a visiting traveler may occupy the surface I attempt to fill. It is still always about the space, the welcoming space.”
See more work, visit evyolsenhalvorsen.com