Beth Evans
Evans B

Shalawalla Studio & Gallery

Owner · Artist

719-742-3453

PO Box 433

La Veta, CO 81055

Beth McCoy Evans began doing batik in 1989. Having been a painter, she was soon using the batik medium to create representational paintings.

Inspired by nature, travel, and intriguing color and form, wherever it is found, her subjects are varied. She finds the batik process an endless challenge and still delights in the image gradually appearing on the cloth with each successive waxing and dyeing. Currently she is working on a pointillist technique in her paintings, studying the color theory attached to the technique and adapting it for the batik medium.

Beth has exhibited in the US. and abroad, including the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center-Pueblo, CO., the Aspen Arts Center-CO., Spanish Peaks Arts Council-LaVeta, CO., Foothills Arts Center-Golden CO., Jezebel Gallery- Madrid NM., the Gallerie Smend- Koln, Germany, The Beacon- Hastings UK., The Business of Art Center- Colorado Springs,CO. and the Mary Kelly Gallery- Boulder, CO. She has taught batik privately and adult courses at the Bemis School ,Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, The Beacon, Hastings UK., Gallerie Smend- Germany, and with the Trinidad Arts Council and Spanish Peaks Arts Council- CO. as well as to children at the Colorado Academy- Denver,CO., the LaVeta,CO. Children's Art Workshop and the LaVeta School of the Arts

She lived and worked in Northern India for 3 years. With her husband, batik artist Jonathan S. Evans, she has done volunteer batik workshops with women living in poverty in order to give them skills to create an income. They helped found the Haitian Batik Project and worked with Peace Mexico and Desert Mothers in Mexico.

She and her husband now reside in La Veta, Colorado and operate the Shalawalla Gallery, which features their batik work and batik classes at their studio on the premises.

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