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"Addie Shevlin:† All About Line"
2005-03-02 until 0000-00-00
San Francisco, CA,
USA United States of America
Addie Shevlin's abstract compositions reflect an intuitive engagement with her materials. The manipulation of space motivates Shevlinís abstract compositions.† She explores the potential of the canvas with brushes, brayers, fingers, and rags, engaging in the interplay between acting and standing back to observe her action. Though Addie's palette is muted, layers of underpainted color infuse each stroke to create the impression of a profound but ambiguous space.
Addie Shevlin was born in Illinois.† From an early age, Addieís creative talents were encouraged by her artistic mother.† Family vacations included plenty of time for museum tours and sketching.† From 1961 to 1963, the young artist took classes at the Art Students League in New York and later sought instruction from Bay Area artists, including Jay DeFeo, Charles Farr, and Ralph Borge.† In the middle of her study of visual art, Shevlin earned a bachelorís degree in education and a masterís degree in English literature.
In recent years, Shevlin studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts and at the College of Marin. She has shown in a California College of Arts and Crafts exhibition juried by Deborah Willis of the Smithsonian Institute; a competition juried by noted California painter Squeak Carnwrath; and at the Crocker-Kingsley Museum in Sacramento.
Mixed media on canvas
18 x 18 inches