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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A foggy , evening view of Kelvinbridge on Great Western Road in the heart of Glasgow’s West-End

Twilight fog , Kelvinbridge

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Wedding vows

‘Glasgow University Chapel – the wedding vows’ . This is a recently finished commission . It’s acrylic on board and about 34×23 cm in size .Like most of my commissions it took ages to complete as I faffed around with and was originally requested quite a few months ago . Anyhow , the , extremely patient , client has now seen it and is very happy . I believe that any graduate of Glasgow University is permitted to have their wedding ceremony in the chapel and this depicts one of them .

Glasgow University chapel-the wedding vows

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This is a close I’ve done several paintings of over the years , in both watercolour and acrylic , though this is the largest so far . As you might have worked out from the title it depicts a tenement in Partick ( Peel Street if I remember correctly ), in Glasgow’s West-End . I’ve tried to capture the warmth of the evening sunlight as it flows through the West facing window and glances off the bannister and floor . I’ve actually been working on this particular painting for a few years but for ages couldn’t get it to work . I’m satisfied with it now though so I’ve decided it’s finished .

Late sunlight in Partick

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The Angel Building

‘Dusk on the Angel Building – Paisley Road Toll’ The spectacular Angel building straddles the junction of Paisley Road West and Govan Road on Glasgow’s Southside . I always like to think the angel sculpture at the top of the tower is looking down on the good ( and not so good ) citizens of Govan to make sure they’re behaving themselves . A thankless task I imagine .

Dusk on the Angel building – Paisley Road Toll

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Close canoodlings

One of an on-going series of paintings depicting romantic encounters in tenement closes .

In close in a close

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St Enochs

The lovely old St Enoch travel centre building in the heart of Glasgow city centre . Once the main entrance to the city’s ‘clockwork orange’ subway system and now a coffee shop . The painting is acrylic on board .

St Enochs shopping

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Tron Church , Glasgow city centre

This picture depicts the northern end of Glasgow’s famous commercial thoroughfare , Buchanan Street . The imposing building looming in the background is the St George’s Tron Church The painting is acrylic on board , approx 50×25 cm in size

Night shopping on Buchanan Street

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New Commission

My latest finished painting . It’s a little unusual for me as , as well as being a commission , which I usually try to avoid , it’s also painted from the client’s own photograph . I use photos quite a bit for my work but they’re pretty much exclusively taken by me . I like to think that I use the photographic image , rather than copy it . In fact I usually work from a number of photos or a composite montage of them ( the wonders of Photoshop ) . The photo partly acts as a memory aid to remind me why the subject interested me in the first place . In this instance though , the client was particularly interested in this particular close and sent me a few images . West of Scotland closes often have a similar design and I’ve painted many like this so I didn’t feel I was stepping too far out of my comfort zone so I thought I’d have a go.

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Wally Tiles

I’ve painted a few versions of this close as I’m fascinated with the tile pattern . For the non-Glaswegians , a wally close is one with tiles lining the walls ( and in this case , floor)

Tiles & Reflections

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Ashton Lane part two

Another of a series of paintings of the West End of Glasgow’s favourite watering hole . Acrylic on board

Arm in arm down Ashton Lane

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