Before painting the beauty of Maine, Evelyn Dunphy traveled the world. She painted the breathtaking mountains and countryside of Japan and climbed Mt. Fuji, traveled through the bush country and Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, painted in the American Southwest and visited Europe, India and Sri Lanka where she climbed Sirigiya.
Sailing on a freighter up the coast of Labrador to the northernmost settlement of Nain, painting every day on the ship as they went in and out of the many small outports was one of Evelyn's favorite trips. In Newfoundland’s Gros Morne World Heritage Site she took a boat into the fjord where cliffs tower 2500 feet, black bears fish from the shore, and hiked over the tablelands.
Her life experiences are reflected in a wide range of subjects – Katahdin, the north Maine woods, Maine and Maritime Canada coastal landscapes, Moosehead Lake, Japanese still life, portraits and Mt. Fuji, and dramatic florals. Her paintings have been juried into many national and international juried exhibitions, where they have received awards.
Teaching has also become an important part of her work. She holds regular weekly watercolor classes at her studio in West Bath, and even had a class with schoolchildren who live in an orphanage during her stay in Kitwe, Zambia.Workshops are held in Ireland, Tuscany, Spain, France and Cuba.