Terry Evans was born in 1943 in Romford, Essex. He started painting for his own satisfaction; his subjects being portraits, racing-cars and dogs, experimenting with water-colour and acrylics, then he tried oils. Terry explains that this was a turning point in his career as he found the expressive freedom of working in paint that stayed workable for days. A second breakthrough came when he decided to paint landscapes.
He attended art school at Hornsey, but his unique and distinctive style was inspired by the renowned artist, Charles Lifar. It is characteristic of
Terry Evans that he openly acknowledges the debt that he owes to the older artist. But he has taken the approach further and developed it into
a style uniquely his own. By popular demand, he turned professional and for many years has enjoyed great success.
Evans has also added his own subject preferences to the style. The paintings tell of a wilderness with running water, glades, rocks, pools, mountains, trees and flowers. Terry Evans’ paintings are of unspoilt nature in the raw. Not even an old rotting fence-post is allowed to spoil these landscapes. Nowhere will you find a trace of Mankind.
Terry Evans has exhibited in his own one-man shows in Langres Gallery, New York, Stavanger Norway, Rubens Gallery Miami, Singapore,
London and elsewhere. Terry Evans pictures are collected by a wide public, among others the Russian Ambassador to London,
Barclays Bank and the Queen of Ghana, who gave him a personal gift of an 18 carat gold pen and pencil set when he delivered her paintings
A “Terry Evans” is much more detailed, and crisper in technique, than his mentor’s work. Not only does Terry wield his palette knife
with aplomb but he also adds fine subtle touches with a thin long-haired sable. Terry generously loads the canvas with oil paint, lavishly
applied with gusto! The canvasses groan under the weight of his impasto sculptured landscapes. The penny-pinching disciplines of formal
fine art training are completely unobserved.
Steve & Val Farnsworth,
House, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire,
GL56 0AT, England
Tel +44 (0) 1608 651029