David Evans is a quirky, idiosyncratic contemporary Northern British artist with a delightfully sharp sense of childlike joy in the happenings of his creative world.
His brilliant, high-key colours and exuberantly assured oils and watercolours are crisply fresh, radically personal and utterly original. His detailed drawings speak of prodigious imagination, masterly technical ability and a unique visual language laced with a wicked humour.
Evans has been singularly unaffected by passing artistic trends. His is a personal, intimate art – an art honed from decades of experimental drawing and colour work in his art studio in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
His bold techniques are certainly eccentric and chimerical. If you dig deeper there is a toughness underneath the whimsical imagery – an imagery that speaks of considered judgement and above all – a uniquely authentic vision.
David Evans has a BA Hons degree in Painting and Printmaking and is a fully qualified art teacher. He was elected member of The National Society of Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors in 1979.
He has written and/or illustrated four books.
David Evans works are in many private and commercial collections in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Canada and USA.
David Evans has had solo shows at the New Vic Gallery, Stoke on Trent, The Silk Museum, Macclesfield, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester, Stockport Art Gallery, Edinburgh International Art Festival, Pitcairn Gallery, Knutsford, Barbican Contemporary Art, London, Bath Festival of Contemporary Art, Arts Centre Chester and the Arts Centre, Wrexham.
He has exhibited in two person shows with the poet/painter Adrian Henri at Stockport Art Gallery and with Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester.
A selected of the Group shows featuring David Evan’s work includes Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham 2017, Gateway Gallery, Cheshire 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 1984, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 1984, Pitcairn Gallery, 1982-1984 and The Mall Gallery, London 1978-1979.
July 10, 2018