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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”.

You can contact Bryan at daibry2000@yahoo.co.uk

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Dunoon Pier

The lovely , but slightly dilapidated Dunoon Pier building , overlooking the Clyde estuary in beautiful Argyll .

Reflections at Dunoon Pier

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Sorcha with a head-scarf

I’ve not been producing any new original prints for over 3 years but I’ve started on a few new ones over the last month or so . This is one of the first to be finished . It’s a mezzotint , which is a very time-consuming engraving technique (more details at the top of my ‘original print ‘ page )

Sorcha with a head-scarf

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A stripey Jordan again

Another examination of stripes and the human body . This is another study of the ever patient Jordan . In this drawing I was interested in the way the black dress material appears to make the model’s body disappear into the background . The drawing involved two , two hour sittings from life , followed by a little tweaking later .

Jordan in a striped dress

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White Stripes

Another in my series of figure/portrait studies of the human body , defined by stripes . This time it’s my regular ( and very patient sitter ) , Jordan ,wearing a black dress with white stripes . I like the way that , without the stripes , she would appear to disappear into the background .

Jordan in Stripes

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Sandra

A friend , very generously offered to sit for me for this study . It took roughly 2 , 2 hour sittings , as well as a little tweaking afterwards .

Sandra

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The otherside of Jordan

A detail of a figure study from life . You can see the whole painting on my ‘Paintings of People ‘ link on the left of this page . The more I draw Jordan , the more I’ll have to search the titles of Gospel songs about the river Jordan . Sorry Jordan ( the person , not the river )

The Otherside of Jordan (detail)

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Autumn at Glasgow University

It’s ironic that it’s not until Autumn is almost over that I manage to finish paintings inspired by it’s colours . Here’s a wee one , hot off the drawing board

Glasgow University Tower – Through Autumn leaves

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Autumn Colours

We’re getting to the end of Autumn but I don’t think it’s too late for a seasonally appropriate painting . Autumn light falling on the iconic Glasgow University tower

Autumn Light on Glasgow University Tower

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Down by Law

This watercolour depicts ( quite loosely ) a close on Byres Road , deep in the heart of Glasgow’s West End . I often struggle to find titles for my paintings and this has ended up with a more tenuous one than most . Because there’s a solicitors office at the top of the stairs I’ve used the title from a film by Jim Jarmusch from the 1980s . As I said , tenuous , but it works for me .

Down by Law

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Sunlight on the Gangway at Wemyss Bay

A return to one of my favourite buildings with this watercolour . With the light shining through the skylights there are few finer interiors in Scotland than Wemyss Bay station . I daresay there’s been many a fond hug of farewell or welcome on those boards . In this painting , I’ve tried to capture one of them

A Hug on the Gangway – Wemyss Bay

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