Lime Tree Gallery is delighted to present its first solo exhibition by John Evans.
Over the last two years John has emerged as one of Lime Tree Gallery’s most successful painters, admired alike by his fellow professionals and by the wider audience. His work is very distinctive, covering both landscapes and still-life, with a different view of familiar scenes and clever variations on perspective and construction. The particular focus for many of the local Bristol scenes are the boats and buildings on and around our vibrant harbour-side.
“I found that I could not always capture everything that I saw in a traditional format, so I began to explore different art styles and became fascinated by medieval painters, who didn’t understand perspective, and wanted to depict an event in history, capturing as much information as possible. This meant that figures, buildings and landscapes were out of proportion to each other, but captured the whole event in a single picture. I then chose to work with what could be termed as “two horizons”. I also change the proportions so that everything I consider relevant fits into the picture, regardless of perspective. I don’t always work this way, only when I feel the subject is suitable.”
Originally from Coventry, John is now based in the West Country, and has exhibited at the RWA, Bristol. John has become a sought-after painter and his work is in many collections, including the Permanent Collection, Palace of Westminster, and in Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA.
When: 17 February – 3 March
Where: Lime Tree Gallery
For more information, or an invitation to the preview on Saturday 17th February, when John will be present in the gallery, please contact:
Lime Tree Gallery: tel: 0117 929 2527 e: email@example.com