Evrard creates vibrant still life paintings with a confidence and understanding of color rarely seen. She begins her creative process in Tuscany, creating small paintings on copper, often using the same perishable subject-matter in varying stages of life. She then returns to Vancouver and recreates these pieces in larger versions on canvas. It is this shifting of locations and light that give Evrard’s paintings an atmosphere that is theirs alone. Her dynamic compositions have an energy and urgency, appearing as if they could not wait to be completed.
Evrard explains her inspiration, "In my last incarnation I became a more painterly type of artist with a strange fascination for aerial silks. What most intrigues me as subject matter for my paintings are the most ordinary things. I paint in order to see what it is I am looking at. Making art is a way of taking possession; a way of finding out how things really are--or perhaps of making them as I would like them to be."
Evrard received a BA in Art and Anthropology from Brown University and a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She spends several months a year painting in a small green valley in Umbria. Her work is included in many collections in the United States and Canada.
Jamie Evrard's last solo show was in March of 2013 at Foster/White Gallery and in November 2013 at Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver.