Artist Toni Evetts

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     Toni was born in Pittsburg, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biology.  She also earned a Medical Technology degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.  After working as a chemistry supervisor at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and as a laboratory manager at The University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, she returned to East Texas.  She has lived in Mt. Pleasant, Texas for 26 years and is the mother of two sons who are now married and live in Austin.  Toni taught briefly at Northeast Texas Community College and now enjoys pursuing her interest in art.
     Toni took her first art class at the age of 43.  She says, "I've been surrounded by wonderfully creative people all of my life.  My mom taught me about entertaining the eye with color and design in interiors.  My dad is a writer, editor, publisher, and my brother is a playwright and artist.  One of my grandmothers was a watercolor, oil, pastel and china painter, and my other grandmother created quilts, clothing and beautiful gardens.  Why did I choose to study science?  I loved it at the time, but, now I CHOOSE ART!
   Her favorite medium is watercolor.  "Watercolor has such a freshness and spontaneity.  It allows me to be bold with color and design, and I like to experiment with different techniques."  Toni's "cross series" paintings and her more recent watercolors on rice paper are done using a batiking technique with hot wax.  "I take my inspiration from God's beautful creation.  He has blessed my life in so many ways, and I hope that my art glorifies Him and blesses others."
     Toni has studied under Jo Taylor, Jane Jones, Ken Hosmer, Kim Wommack, Beverly Boren, Sandra St. John and Jan Heaton.  She is a member of the [...]

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