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coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter Artist.Proprietress • oil painter • Roundup, MT • ❤️ my 3 guys: Troy 🎨 Lukin🐕 & Ainslie🐩 👉 @coilaevansartgallery 👉@docuhistory.thecoalmineproject http://www.montanagallery.net/
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@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
Sometimes you get the great fortune of making paintings for dear friends of their loved ones inspired by fond memories. i titled this piece “the look of love”. i believe love is the greatest gift a person could give another. as i painted this piece i knew the child in this image was loved beyond measure.
to take part in people’s stories makes me feel incredibly grateful to be a painter. 🙏🏽 .
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4 79 4 days ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
“and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
is packed and shipped to the visual arts center of new jersey for their big bourbon bash, fundraising for the arts, event friday, october 26th!! go if you can, it’s a fun event, raising money for the arts, and i’m proud to have received an invitation to submit!
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about this piece:
i love to paint ballerinas and the flow of the fabrics that are an elegant extension of the dancer’s graceful movement. this piece is of ingrid silva who i met when she performed with the dance theatre of harlem in billings, mt. she is gracious and kind, with a most inspiring life story. with her permission i painted this moment of her twirling in a gown for a special event.
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oil on copper • 10”x8” • in a beautiful masterworks frame
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fun fact about the title of this piece: it is a lyric from “somewhere over the rainbow”. that song almost didn’t make into the movie. the question posed by a musician friend @scottainslieus is (paraphrasing of course): what would that movie be without that song? where would we be without that song?

my question is: “what would life look like without people with passion and goals and dreams?”
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9 94 2 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
This is a painting made from a photo my husband made at crow fair in august 2004. i met him (troy) shortly after the day he made this photo, and have loved this image since the first time i saw it. i asked troy to name it as he was the original artist for this piece. he calls it “the grace of three braids”. i love the somber introspective feeling from the expression this young boy bares. . . one day i hope to meet this now grown man. i would love to tell his story.
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9 65 2 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
Thanks @tylermurphyart for grouping the ballerinas so beautifully. i have been holding off showing the prima on the prairie pieces until the series was complete. but i’m so glad i didn’t wait - i loved seeing the ladies from the two series together tonight!! .
what a great art walk! thanks to everyone who stopped to say hi, ask questions and admire the ladies, i was truly thrilled to see and meet each of you.
❤️😘
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1 76 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
And if you have an affinity for bison skulls found on the yellowstone, crow beadwork from earlier days, modern northern cheyenne pottery, and navajo rugs, come see this piece in person. i loved making it, and each piece in this still life tells a story from my own history.
courtship. adventures. friendship. collecting art.
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“traditions - many nations, many centuries”
11”x14” oil on linen .
showing at the montana gallery for friday night’s art walk in downtown billings
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👉🏼montana gallery 👉 @montanagallery 👉🏼2710 2nd ave north
👉🏼billings, mt
👉🏼5-9 pm
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2 48 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
I’m especially in love with the mood in this one. i think you can feel the focus in her dance, reflected in the tone of the blue sky, without having to see her face. you might wonder why i would put a ballerina in the middle of the prairie. i love our montana prairies. i love the wild vastness, and the infinite horizon. it makes me happy to see nothing and everything in the prairie all at the same time. there is freedom in this. i find there is freedom and discipline in the prairie. you cannot wander about carelessly. you must be prepared. there is discipline and freedom in the ballerina’s dance. she must prepare to be where she is.
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“prima on the prairie i” inspired by one of my favourite ballerinas @natalia_bashkatova.
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showing at the montana gallery for friday night’s art walk in downtown billings
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👉🏼montana gallery 👉🏼 @montanagallery 👉🏼2710 2nd ave north
👉🏼billings, mt
👉🏼5-9 pm
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4 77 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
So happy to be showing the first two prima on the prairie pieces, inspired by one of my favourite ballerinas @natalia_bashkatova, at the montana gallery for friday night’s art walk in downtown billings. .
you might wonder why i would put a ballerina in the middle of the prairie. i love our montana prairies. i love the wild vastness, and the infinite horizon. it makes me happy to see nothing and everything in the prairie all at the same time. there is freedom in this. i find there is freedom and discipline in the prairie. you cannot wander about carelessly. you must be prepared. there is discipline and freedom in the ballerina’s dance. she must prepare to be where she is.
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i’m especially in love with this one. it can be a bit tough to see the iridescent tone in the dress, and how lovely it compliments the copper surface, but you will just have to come see her in person!
👉🏼montana gallery 👉🏼 @montanagallery 👉🏼2710 2nd ave north
👉🏼billings, mt
👉🏼5-9 pm
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7 73 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
For the past year or two i have been following the amazing photography account of @thealchemistress . i fell in love with her work due to the authentic process of the high quality, historic ambrotypes she makes, the passion she has for her equipment and her craft, in addition to the keen way she tells a story through her lense. i am fascinated with this type of work as i have long since been inspired by edward s. curtis. without his commitment for telling a story and dedication for documenting history, our country would have lost so much knowledge about the indigenous peoples who were here before us. the passion he had for his work i see in her, and i am thrilled to have a piece created by the lovely lindsey ross. .
last month while in jackson, mt showing @blockhorsedesigns work at the @wdc_jh i learned lindsey would also be there...what great fortune as she is based out of ca! troy and i rarely have studio or professional portraits made of us together. this ambrotype on glass marks our 13th year together. .
if you look closely you can see the transparency, the opaqueness, the uniqueness, the beauty and a few of the flaws. much like relationships can be. beautifully imperfect. thank you for choosing me troy evans. i love you. 💕 .
thank you lindsey ross for making this piece. i love it! i very much enjoyed meeting you, seeing your process, and learning your story. i look forward to continuing to follow your work. cheers to you and all of your creative endeavors! ❤️
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to all of my friends living in nyc she is there @filson1897 this week. get on her schedule!!! you won’t be disappointed.
👉 @thealchemistress 👈
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6 135 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
Happy world ballet day to the beautiful @natalia_bashkatova! thank you for being my muse. you have provided endless inspiration for me, and i couldn’t be more grateful. i’ll never forget watching you perform in cirque’s la nouba from the special seats you gifted to me and my mother. watching you was like magic ✨. so beautiful.
so effortless.
so elegant.
you are a true artist, and i am so happy to have had the chance to know you. ❤️ 🎁 .
“grand prismatic ballet ii”
8”x8” • oil on linen • “grand prismatic ballet” 16”x16” • oil on copper •
showing at the montana gallery @montanagallery .
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5 76 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
Refocusing my attention to ready this piece for my signature...spent the last three hours working on the form of her arm and face. feeling good at this stopping for the night and will have fresh eyes on her tomorrow.
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2 53 3 weeks ago

@coilaevans

Koala not Coil.A • oil painter
Aaaaaand the results are in!! with a few additions to the environment, the first sketch was chosen! it was my fave too!
next step - painting study. .
a huge thanks to @sheramilarae for her mad modeling skills! you were a pleasure to work with. 💪🏽
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what were the additions? we altered the brass bed, removed the decanters (see previous post), added a vase that will be blue, and will place an opened book on the bed. .
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6 63 4 weeks ago