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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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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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Paisley Blues

I occasionally do painting demonstrations for local art groups and in the last few weeks I’ve done a couple for the lovely folk of Bearsden and Paisley . For various technical reasons , that I won’t bore you with , during these demonstrations , I usually work on a few of my wee close watercolours . I start one from scratch and , in best ‘Blue Peter’ tradition , have a few I prepared earlier . This way I can work on several that are in different stages over the course of the evening . This is the one I began at the recent Paisley Art club event and managed to finish earlier today. I’m calling it ‘Paisley Blues ‘ ( although it’s actually a Glasgow not a Paisley tenement ) as that’s quite possibly the emotion that many of the Paisley Buddies felt after listening to me witter on for 2 hours while watching paint dry .

Paisley Blues

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Scottish Portrait Awards 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve got this drawing into the 2018 Scottish Portrait awards . It’s one of a series of figure studies exploring stripes ( I’m making sure I get my money’s worth out of that dress ) . the winners are announced at the end of October so …. fingers crossed

Becky in Stripes

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A striped Polina

Another exploration of stripes and the human figure . Polina hated this dress .

Polina in her favourite striped dress

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St Monans Kirk …..again

Another variation on St Monans Church

Evening light on St Monans’ Church

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St Monan’s Kirk

The church in St Monans in the lovely East Neuk of Fife must be one of the most precariously positioned in Scotland .

Dusk on St Monan’s Church

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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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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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