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Irene Evans' artwork displayed at DeMotte

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January, 2016

I have always been interested in and fascinated with all sorts of creative experiences.

At DeMotte High School, I took four years of art. Later I attended The College of St. Francis and majored in art. My college ended when my father had a severe stroke. I got married to a DeMotte farmer and had two sons. When they started school, I went back to college and earned a B.S. from Valparaiso University and an M.S. from Indiana University.

I taught school in Kniman, DeMotte, and Hebron for a total of 33 years. As a teacher, I made most of my classroom decorations and individual learning aids. I was commissioned to paint two large murals in the Hebron School. I retired from teaching about 15 years ago, but my murals are still in the school.

I took instruction in various types of Art: oil, acrylic, watercolor, prisma colored pencil, and stained glass. I also do pen and ink drawings. I worked with Milton Lenoir in Alabama for eight summers and earned a certificate to teach his style of acrylic painting.

I've painted all forms of Art: landscapes, florals, southwest, still life, portraits, stained glass, and pen and ink of old buildings.

I'm now in my "golden years," and have 13 great-grandchildren, who also enjoy my artwork.