Evalynn AluSouthern California
Evalynn J. Alu was born and grew up in Los Angeles. She was raised by parents who encouraged her to experiment and enjoy art and creativity. Marrying young, she moved to Orange County, with her husband, to raise their two sons. The desire to study art was strong and when her youngest son (Jeff Alu) was three she went back to school to study art at California State University at Fullerton.
Evalynn's work was representational for years and she gradually discovered a need and fascination with objective abstract form, mostly derived from the universal forces that are forever present. Working with watercolor and experimenting with lithography and etchings have also influenced much of the work she does today. Other preferred mediums include sculpture, ceramics, oils, acrylic, lithographs, assemblages, and photography.
Alu received an AA from Santa Ana College and a BA from California State University, Fullerton in 1982. She taught elementary school for 28 years. She is currently heading up the art program and teaching grades k-8th drawing, painting, sculpting, collage and pastel work.
It has been said of Evalynn’s work that:
“A mysterious quality permeates her art, as if each painting tries to record an abstract event taking place, without revealing specific details. The viewer is drawn in for closer contemplation and varied interpretation.”
Evalynn has been creating art for over 40 years. She states “I have always been fascinated with shapes, forms, color, light and shadows that are always present in nature. Creating movement filled with emotion of the moment becomes an intriguing experiment laced with my ever-expanding knowledge of technique. I am always searching for answers in my art. I know, should I find these answers, that my need to create will be no more.”
Evalynn has shown in solo shows as well as in many juried shows winning competitions in both local and international events. She is currently a member of the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art. Her interest in painting grew after experimenting in many mediums of art. As a result, abstract art has become a major part of her artistic life. Evalynn states that, “perfecting ones technique while experimenting is always an important part of my work”.
To view Evalynn's work please visit the Current Gallery Collection and contact the gallery directly with any purchase inquiries.