2015 Hague Creek Solo Show Info

Can’t believe a year’s gone by already.  Last year’s show at the Gallery at Hague Creek was a blast and I’m honored to have been invited back for a second round.  The owner, an…

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Uncharted Territory…

First off, I’m a total slacker in the blog department.  I actually really enjoy doing these posts when time allows.  I feel like I get on here every few months and promise a bunch of blog posts …

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Not Macabre…

For some reason I’m really drawn to animal skulls (no pun intended).  I like the idea of capturing what’s beneath the fur and trying to equal the detail and feeling but without all of the …

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Why this drawing rules.

I get asked to do a lot of pet portraits.  I like rendering animals–it’s a chance to capture (or at least attempt to capture) an animal’s essence, to sometimes memorialize, and other…

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Don’t limit yourself.

Asparagus season is basically over. Garlic scapes are pretty much done too, as are ramps and fiddleheads. But rhubarb is still going strong in the New York area, at least for a few more weeks, and I a…

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Symbolism and awesome dogs.

I was asked to do this portrait by my cousin as a gift for one of his best friends.  Anya is a pitbull that was rescued from a dog fighting operation of some sort.  Humans do a lot of dumb stuff but t…

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Solo Show!

Come join me in Hague, New York on Friday August 15th from 5 – 8 p.m. for the opening reception of my solo show at the Gallery at Hague Creek.  I’ll have a bunch of original artwork on dis…

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One Man’s Trash: Part II

I’ve been trying to finish this piece for months.  I can’t even remember when I actually started it.  Finding time between commissions, teaching gigs, and life in general is tough, especia…

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Humanity is safe…for now.

I got a call a few weeks back from the education coordinator down at the Helen Day Art Center asking if I’d be willing to come down and talk with some teenage students about my life as an artist…

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Boxed in?

The first thing someone says when I tell them I’m an artist is, “Oh really?  Whoa!  That’s really cool.”  Their reaction is almost like that of someone meeting Santa Claus̵…

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On travel, inspiration, and deep snow.

Last week the wife and I headed out to Utah for a much needed break from the winter doldrums here in VT.  Our winter has been less than stellar so some dry air, deep snow, sunshine and good friends we…

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Alive & Well

Here’s what I had to go on when I started this piece: “I am a typographer and lover of type, especially the ampersand “&”. If you can think of something on that aspect it w…

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I’m a whistful old man…

This is the first skateboard I ever had.  Well, the first real skateboard (my first actual skateboard was this old-school sidewalk surfer thing that was about four inches side–different story th…

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Connecting the dots…

My wife and I lived “Out West” for a total of almost ten years before we moved back to Vermont.  First off, I love Vermont.  We’ve traveled all over the U.S. and seen some truly amaz…

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You know what’s awesome?

This: I posted this on my Facebook page a while back but I think it bears sharing again because it rules.  If this doesn’t fall within your scope of the meaning of “awesome” then I t…

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Those who can’t do, teach…

Time spent in the mountains is huge influence on my artwork and for the past 20 or so winters, my vehicle of choice has been a snowboard.  So last year when we moved to Stowe, my wife and I decided to…

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2014 = More Blogging

Going forward it shall be my pledge to you, loyal reader and lover of art, to blog more.  There’s only so much one can say on Facebook so this year you’ll be seeing a lot more here on the …

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Total Change of Pace

[one_fourth][/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]A really unique and super fun opportunity popped up the other day which, despite a few other looming deadlines and general shortage on time, I had to jump o…

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Taking Risks

I was in the car the other day and NPR was rebroadcasting an interview Terry Gross did on Fresh air with the actor Jeff Daniels.  Daniels is a pretty well known actor and apparently these days stars i…

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Another Beautiful Day in Vermont…

That was sarcastic.  At least half sarcastic.  We had about 24 hours of decent weather before the skies opened up again.  And the rain returned with a vengeance.  It went from sunny and nice (albeit 9…

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Passion Fuels Art

The first thing people ask when I tell them I’m an artist is inevitably, “What type of artist?”  My canned response is always, “A really good one.”  Just kidding.  My res…

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One man’s trash…

I’ve had this old skate deck hanging around for I don’t even know how long.  It’s literally moved with me from Vermont to California to Colorado then back to Vermont again.  For no r…

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Lesson learned…

So last week I was debating an evening hike up Mount Hunger.  It had been drizzling on and off all day and the skies were threatening to open up again.  After much vacillating I finally said screw it,…

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Art on Park in Stowe–first installment

Last week marked the first of 11 installments of Stowe’s Art on Park summer-long art festival.  Thankfully the weather was stellar.  Truly inspiring to be surrounded by a bunch of other creative…

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Australian Shepherd Portrait

This is a commission piece I just finished that I really, really love.  I decided to go with a watercolor/pen and ink combo for this because of his flowy hair.  These dogs always have such interesting…

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Old School

Like a lot of kids, especially a lot of young male artists, I spent a lot of time doodling comic book characters.  One of my favorite things to do was caricature sketches of my teachers turning them i…

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Something different…kinda.

This dog belongs to a close friend of ours and when I saw the picture on her Facebook page I contacted her immediately to ask her if I could draw it.  I love the foreshortened look of it and the deepl…

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Timelapse video

So when I did this drawing of our dog a few weeks back I setup our GoPro on a tripod and set it to snap a photo every ten seconds.  Each frame in this video is about 1/10 of a second, and I actually c…

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Art and beer: a winning combo.

Here’s a pic of one of two displays at Rock Art.  Renee and her crew did a great job of hanging our stuff and hooked us up with some prime real estate.  Hooray for local beer and art.   It …

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Officially on Display at Rock Art Brewery!

Dropped off a few pieces at Rock Art Brewery yesterday, very excited about this.  Huge thanks to Renee and Erin for hooking me up with some prime wall space.  If you’ve never been to Rock Art, o…

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New Piece in the Gallery

Finally finished this monster.  The title is…wait for it…”Why the Long Face” (click images to enlarge).  My initial intention for this drawing was nothing like the final produc…

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Finally!

Welcome to EvanChismark.com.  As you might have noticed poking around, the website is a work in progress. Still a few bugs to work out and features to add but for now, it’ll do.  I’m addin…

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