Monday, August 9, 2010

The Questionnaire: Hylla Evans

The Questionnaire is meant to be a lighter version of a bio, a little more revealing in some respects and personal without all the facts bogging it down. I supply the questions and the respondents supply the answers. Either one or both of us supply the images.


                 H y l l a  E v a n s               



What is your favorite color?

Light violet-blue gray 




Hylla's sample of her favorite color





What is your favorite word?

Yes 




What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Daydreaming, planning, down time with friends




What turns you off?

Meanness, rudeness, inappropriate use of apostrophes




What profession other than artist would you most like to be?

Teacher/facilitator and paintmaker 







What is your favorite book or movie?

At this moment, Munich (movie), Melting the Darkness by Warren Poland (book) 





Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?

Rock 



What do you most value in your friends?

Loyalty and humor 


Hylla with Eloise at 8 weeks



Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.


Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Alice Neel, Paul McCartney 



Vincent van Gogh, La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle), 1889, oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 29 inches



Rembrandt van Rijn, "Herman Doomer," 1640




Paul McCartney, "The Queen Getting a Joke," 1991







Alice Neel, "Nancy and Olivia," 1967








Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours.

Joanne Mattera 


Joanne Mattera, "Vicolo 7," 2004, 12 x 12 inches





What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Family and friends together on the farm laughing





7 comments:

Deb said...

These interviews are marvelous. I love "cut to the chase" and that last photo makes me want to smell and taste it!

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

I am really enjoying this format! I appreciated Alice Neal listed as an inspiration. She was such an original as was her work.

Observe Closely said...

Hylla is delightful to work with and her Evans materials are superb quality. Bravo to her! I am a loyal customer! Jan

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks Deb, Terry and Jan for your comments. Hylla is great and her paints are really fabulous. Her colors are unbeatable as is her understanding of pigments, color mixing and so much more!

Jhina Alvarado said...

I LOVE Hylla and her paints! <3

I'm really enjoying these interviews Nancy!

Hylla Evans said...

This was a good opportunity to simplify answers. It ties in nicely with Joanne's Marketing Mondays post on interviews and here it's okay to be camera shy.
Eloise, the chicken with the heart shaped face is available for anyone else to use as a prop.
Really, thank you, Nancy, for giving me the opportunity to answer questions one on one on one on one, as only the safety of an email interview can do.
The flawless Herman Doomer portrait by Rembrandt is on display always at the Metropolitan in NYC.
There was an Alice Neel late full-body nude self-portrait on display at the Yale Gallery maybe 10 years ago. Large and incredibly powerful, her honesty was humbling. It's not in any books or online. There is much to learn from Paul McCartney's freedom and confidence to make bold work and not second guess himself. Don't we all need that reminder sometimes?

Pam Farrell said...

love this...