Evelyn Woods is a painter. She attended Central Washington University, graduating in 1979 and completed graduate work in 1993 at the University of Washington. She was born in New Orleans and grew up in New York, Virginia, Texas and Florida as a Navy brat until settling in the Seattle area in 1970. Her home and studio are located on Whidbey Island. She has had solo exhibitions at Davidson Galleries and the Woodside Braseth Gallery in Seattle. 

“My work represents a personal dialogue expressed in the act of painting or drawing . Whether I’m working in oils or charcoal, from the natural world, or arranging objects set into a still life, my intention is to reveal the essence of form. As I work to expose the underlying truth of the forms, I reveal my own emotional connection to the subject.

The tree portraits reflect a lifetime of observing and appreciating the unique histories and forms of trunk and limb, leaf and branch. By painting them as one would a person, I seek out the inherent nature of each tree, separate from the surrounding landscape. I reveal their blemishes and beauties, their scars and curving limbs, and in doing so attempt to capture and exhibit the distinct personalities that lie within.” -Evelyn Woods



  • 1993 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Art, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards


  • Canopies, Prographica Gallery, Seattle WA 

  • Observing Observing, Prographica Gallery, Seattle WA 


  • Surroundings, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA 


  • Dwellers (solo exhibition), Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 

  • The I-5 Connect, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA 


  • New Contemporary Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, WA 

  • Evelyn Woods (solo exhibition), Museo Gallery, Langley, WA 

  • The Space Between Things, Prographica / Fine Works on Paper, Seattle, WA 


  • Cross-Section, Prographica / Fine Works on Paper, Seattle, WA 


  • New Works (solo exhibition), Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 

  • Preview of Things to Come, Prographica / Fine Works on Paper, Seattle, WA 

  • Blurring the Lines, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 


  • West Coast Drawings, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA 

  • On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY 

  • On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 


  • Real Illusions / 7th Annual Realism International, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 


  • Paper Made: A Paper Exposition, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 


  • Commencement Gallery (solo exhibition), Tacoma, WA 

  • Realism Knows No Bounds, Van de Griff Gallery Santa Fe, NM 

  • Solo exhibition at Woodside Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA 

  • 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Arternatives, San Luis Obispo, CA 

  • Hackett, Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

  • Still Life Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 

  • 3rd Great Plains National, Moss, Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, KS 


  • 31st Annual Open Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA 

  • Rethinking Beauty, Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

  • National Art Exhibition: Seen / Unseen, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM 

  • EXPO 15, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY 

  • National Art Exhibition: Form and Metaphor, Eastern New Mexico University Portales, 
    NM (recipient of the juror’s award) 

  • Works on Paper, School of the Arts and Humanities Shepherd State College, 
    Shepherdstown, WV 

  • Magnum Opus IX, 9th International Open Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 
    Carmichael, CA 

  • Watermark, A National Works on Paper Exhibition, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA 

  • West Coast Works on / of Paper, The Ink People, Center for the Arts Eureka, CA 

  • 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition, 1708 Gallery Richmond, VA 


  • Art Reach ’95, National Congress of Art & Design, Salt Lake City, UT 

  • About Drawing, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

  • Westmoreland Heritage Festival, LaTrobe, PA (recipient of the juror’s award) 


  • Northwest International Arts Competition, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA 


  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 


  • Northwest International Arts Competition, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA 


  • Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA