Bryan Evans

Born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in 1964, Bryan Evans has been based in Glasgow, Scotland, since 1988. He specialises in paintings & prints of Glasgow, Edinburgh and other Scottish towns & cities.

He is predominantly a watercolour painter and also produces etchings and mezzotints, as well as a range of reproduction prints. His watercolours and prints have achieved widespread recognition in Scotland, and he was once memorably hailed in the Glasgow Herald as the “New Scottish Impressionist”.

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Wemyss Bay Station ….. again

I’ve painted this structure many times before and intend to do some many times in the future as it’s one of my very favourite buildings . If you’ve not had the chance to see it yet  , take the first opportunity to do so .

Ticket Buying at Wemyss Bay Station

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Blythswood Square

A largely monochrome and moody depiction of Glasgow nightlife in the city centre . This is a study that I began several years ago but was unhappy with and  abandoned , until a few days ago . Something about the unfinished piece appealed  so , in a spurt of enthusiasm I worked on it and finished to my satisfaction today .

Hug by Lamplight – Blythswood Square

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A lovely bright , sunlit close on a fairly run-down street in the Cessnock area of Glasgow . Slightly down at heel areas serve as prime hunting ground for me to find subject matter . The main advantage of this tenement was that there was no security lock at the entrance , so I could quickly nip in to take some photos quite easily . You’re hard pressed to find security-entrance-free closes in the more respectable parts of the city these days . Good for residents , I suppose , but inconvenient for nosey painters of closes

Reflections in Red

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Oran Mor

A study of the moon rising over the West-end of Glasgow . The viewpoint is the corner of Byres road and Great Western Road and is dominated by the imposing presence of the Oran Mor bar and venue . This has been  created out of a converted church and is a favourite night spot for the city’s glitterati .

Moon over Oran Mor

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More Millport

The second of my larger paintings done as a commission of the lovely Millport Harbour


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Bobbing Millport boats

I was recently commissioned to produce a painting of the lovely harbour at Millport on the Scottish West-coast island of Cumbrae . I often work on several paintings on the same theme at once and I’ve managed to produce two similar (ish) ones . The client who commissioned them seems to be pleased with both and is currently deciding . I’ll post an image of the other painting , here , fairly soon .

Boats and Reflections , Millport

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Polina in Profile

A dark and moody figure study , finished last week .




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We’re into June and sunny Summer is definitely with us in the West of Scotland so in an effort to post the most inappropriate image I can , here’s one from earlier in the year . ‘Silhouettes in the snow ‘ . Amazing to think that this was just a short 2-3 months ago .

Silhouettes in the snow

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Millport , on the beautiful island of Cumbrae in the Clyde estuary has , for decades been a favourite day-trip for Glaswegians seeking sun , sea and holiday alcohol . I first went there in 1987 and didn’t re-visit until very recently , when I stayed the night in the UK’s smallest cathedral on the island . This painting is the first finished piece inspired by that trip ….. but there are more to follow .

Reflections on Millport Shore

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Sally Sitting

A figure study I drew last week . I found the muscles on Sally’s back and arm  fascinating

Sally Sitting

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