David Evans is a quirky, eccentric modern Northern British artist who delights in the occurrences of his creative universe with a wonderfully keen sense of youthful pleasure.
His exuberantly confident oils and watercolors, as well as his bright, high-key colors, are crisply new, radically personal, and unique. His intricate drawings reveal a wealth of creativity, technical mastery, and a distinct visual language mixed with a wicked sense of humor.
Evans has remained remarkably untouched by changing creative styles. His is a personal, intimate art, developed through decades of experimentation with drawing and color at his Macclesfield, Cheshire, studio.
His daring methods are outlandish and chimerical. Underneath the playful imagery, there is a hardness – imagery that speaks of careful judgment and, above all, a truly genuine perspective.
David Evans is a fully certified art instructor with a BA Hons degree in Painting and Printmaking. In 1979, he was inducted into the National Society of Painters, Printmakers, and Sculptors.
He has four books that he has written and/or drawn.
Many individual and commercial collections in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Canada, and the United States own works by David Evans.
The New Vic Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, The Silk Museum in Macclesfield, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art in Manchester, Stockport Art Gallery, Edinburgh International Art Festival, Pitcairn Gallery in Knutsford, Barbican Contemporary Art in London, Bath Festival of Contemporary Art, Arts Centre Chester, and the Arts Centre in Wrexham have all hosted solo exhibitions by David Evans.
He has had solo exhibitions at Stockport Art Gallery and Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art in Manchester, both with poet/painter Adrian Henri.
Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham 2017, Gormley Fine Art, Belfast & Dublin 2016, 2017, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester 2006-2014, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport 1995, 2013, The White Gallery, Bollington 2008-2010, Alderley Art Gallery, Alderley Edge 1999, Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester 1983-1987, Barbican Contemporary Art 1 are just a few of the group shows featuring David Evan’s work.