Piece description from the artist
I painted "Elephants Amore" for my mother after I had my first child. The elephant is her favorite animal. Elephants travel in herds of females, lead by the matriarch. Mothers, daughters, aunts and sisters live together to celebrate and mourn life mysteries. This piece was created to appreciate the powerful role my mother continues to play in my life. Elephants are magical creatures that remind me of the value of family.
Natalia Evans is a California based artist, illustrator and teacher.
She studied art at UCSC and graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree in 2003. Her love for art lead her to develop after school art programs for youth centers in Santa Cruz and Alaska. In 2012 Natalia opened her own studio in Topanga Canyon. She teaches art to children and adults year round. Natalia’s passion for art is fueled by teaching others to discover their creative voice.
Natalia approaches her own work the same as she approaches meditation. When she enters a painting her intention is to be in a clear, positive space. She believes paintings are a reflection of one’s inner state. Each piece begins with a “map”. She draws a series of lines on the blank canvas and defines a range of colors to work with. After this point she allows the piece to create itself. Nature and its endless cycles, are the main sources of inspiration behind her work.