Paul Evans Painting the Landscape
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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