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Paul Evans Painting the Landscape

August 14, 2015

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Paul Evans is regarded as one of the leading landscape painters working today. He is widely known for his highly individual watercolours, acrylics and etchings inspired by East Anglia’s landscape and coast, Sussex Downland, the Kent Weald, Cornwall’s rugged coast and moorland. His painting explores only a few locations in detail through all times of the year to convey a deep sense of place. He constantly experiments with techniques and materials – finding new ways to reflect the changing light and seasons in his work.

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Paul studied illustration and printmaking between 1972 and 1976 at Eastbourne College of Art and Design, with tutors Robert Tavener and Trevor Kemp, and has been fortunate to make his living solely from his painting since graduating. He started to show his work at the Ralph Lewis Gallery in Brighton’s Lanes, and immediately started to sell everything that he could paint.

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Since 1976 Paul has had some 65 solo Exhibitions and numerous group shows, usually attended by large numbers of collectors, quite often selling out within hours of the opening.

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Some 500 images have been used for greetings cards, calendars and limited edition prints with several large publishers including Aquarelle, Kingsmead Publications, Royle Publications and Royal Doulton.

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Work has been bought by collectors and buyers worldwide – America, Japan, Australia and Europe – as well as by a large and loyal following closer to home.

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In 2014 Paul turned sixty, and celebrated the event by one painting for each year of his life, naturally he called the exhibition 60 at Sixty !

Paul recollects “As a child, my parents took me to a bluebell wood every spring – a tradition I have continued wherever I am, and a subject which I return to many times in my painting. I was shaped and influenced by these early experiences: my grandfather worked on a farm near to where we lived, and he taught an interested small boy about the flora and fauna to be found around the hedgerows and farmland. I spent my young years drawing and copying pictures of birds and butterflies, unwittingly developing my early eye for colour, anatomy and composition, and from about the age of 8 or 9 I decided that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I have never wished for anything else since then.”

Discover more about Paul and his beautiful landscapes here.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2015 12:48 pm

    What beautiful landscapes – they almost look like photographs!

  2. August 14, 2015 2:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. He really captures the sense of the seasons; that time of solitude and personal reflection on life in winter, the heat, growth, and expectation of summer. The masses of flowers are lovely. The shimmering water in the 5th painting from the bottom… wow.His paintings put me right there in that location. Thanks for bringing this artist to my attention.

    • August 14, 2015 4:48 pm

      You’re right Joy, it’s his perception and portrayal of nature that first caught my eye. Its quite easy to be transported to each place.

  3. Sarah permalink
    January 14, 2021 11:18 am

    Can you tell me where you sourced the image on the first collage? Top right, yellow rapeseed field, with white house and woodland in background? I used to live there. Want to track down a print… tx

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