Evelyn Dunphy lives in mid-coast Maine, and has become known for her poetic landscapes and dramatic still life watercolors.
Evelyn considered herself an artist from childhood, and created art of many kinds during the years when she and her husband were raising their children. She designed and sewed intricate hand-appliquéd wall hangings that were exhibited in galleries in New York and Connecticut, including a commission for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. After moving to Maine with her husband, where they spent several years restoring their old farmhouse and working full-time, Dunphy realized a life dream, and began painting.
Ten years ago, she resigned from her job with a biomedical research firm to become a full-time artist. Dunphy has traveled widely and her interests are reflected in a broad range of subjects, from Africa to Japan; Newfoundland, Labrador, and Nova Scotia; and dearest to her heart: Maine, from the coast to Katahdin.
Dunphy was recognized by the Trust for Public Lands for her contribution to the successful campaign to raise $14 million dollars in private funds to purchase Katahdin Lake and the surrounding 6000 acres and add it to Baxter State Park, thus saving it from development. She was the first Resident Artist in the history of the park.
Dunphy's paintings have been featured in many publications, including:
International Artist magazine in which she was chosen for the "Master Painters of the U.S." section for a painting she created when she climbed Mt. Fuji, as well as being a finalist in their "Flowers and Gardens" competition.
Watercolor Magazine where a series of paintings were included in a feature "The Pursuit of Excellence".
Art Collector magazine featuring two of her Katahdin paintings with a story titled "Leading Ladies".
Artist’s Magazine and Plein Air Salon where her paintings have been finalists in competitions.
Her work has also been featured internationally in Europe and on-line in:
The Art of Watercolour- France/UK,
Pratique des Artes, France
Splash- North Light Publishing 2015
Recently, two of her still life paintings were among 275 out of 3980 to reach the third level of judging in the World Watercolour Competition, sponsored by The Art of Watercolour magazine, published in France.
Her paintings have also been exhibited and been given awards in many national and international exhibitions. "Exuberance" is now traveling with the International Guild of Realism's Museum Masterworks Tour.
She is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, a member of the International Guild of Realism, a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a new juried member of the National Association of Women Artists. She teaches workshops and classes both in her studio at home, and internationally in Ireland, Spain, France and Italy.
If you would like more information about Evelyn Dunphy or her artwork, she can be reached through her website: www.evelyndunphy.com