Margaret McCandless Evans has had the joy of painting since she was a little girl. Her beginnings at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, solidified this passion. She went on to study Art and Art History at The Tudor Hall School in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. She graduated from Tudor Hall with A-Levels in both Art and Art History. She then went on to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she became an avid student of renowned abstract painter, George Chaplin.
It was at Trinity where Margaret blossomed with her love of painting. She was particularly keen on copying Old Masters and even tried her hand at portraiture of family members. A drawing Margaret did at age 18 of her grandfather, Sherman Parker, is one of her favorites to this day.
She never ended up sharing the drawing with her grandfather, for fear he would be sensitive to all the lines on his face. To her, the artist, they were lovingly earned badges of honor that comes only to old Cape Codders such as he.
About Margaret McCandless Evans