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The 2018 Bryan Evans Calendar is now available

Bryan Evans’s 2018 wall calendar is now available. The calendar is A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) in size. Calendars are £15 each, and UK postage is £5 for any quantity.
If you’d like to buy a calendar, please use the paypal link below.
If you’re outside the UK, please email daibry2000@yahoo.co.uk to find out postage costs before making an order.



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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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University Commission

‘University Steps’ . I usually go out of my way to avoid commissions and am terrible at completing them , but this is the third one I’ve managed to finish in about a month . Probably something of a record for me .I actually completed this one several weeks ago but I don’t like to share the images until the client had seen it first . Well , the painting has been collected and I think it was considered a success … so here it is for everyone else to see

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Oran Mor

‘ Dusk Lights at Oran Mor ‘ . A painting of one of the West-End of Glasgow’s finest drinking establishments and venues , the former Kelvinside Parish Church is now the spectacular and splendidly lit with its own halo , ‘Oran Mor ‘ . I finished this watercolour at the beginning of November but it was painted as a commission so didn’t want to post it here until the clients had seen it . Well , last night they saw , they liked and they took it away, so here it is .

Dusk Lights at Oran Mor

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Boardwalk ?

One of  my favourite building is Wemyss Bay train station and ferry terminal . I’m working on a few paintings of this glorious structure at the moment but this is one I finished a couple of weeks ago . I struggled , as usual with a title but have ended up with , ‘Afternoon Light on the Boardwalk – Wemyss Bay Station ‘ . I was unsure of using the term ,’ boardwalk’ ( a bit of an Americanism perhaps ) but it is made of wooden boards and you do walk on them …… so what the heck ! . It’s painted in acrylic on board

Afternoon Light on the Boardwalk – Wemyss Bay Station

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Commission ?

This painting was painted as a commission but probably serves , more than anything else as a warning against commissioning me to do a painting . It’s a depiction of the client’s house on the Southside of Glasgow and I was first asked to do it in early 2016 .

I should first say that I usually only undertake commissions if the works are very similar to other pieces I’ve done and not too specific . Generally speaking I work on the basis that , if the client doesn’t like the painting , it would work okay alongside my other work anyhow. For this reason I rarely do paintings of specific houses . The customer seemed very keen though , so ,after much prevarication , I cycled out , on a lovely day in the Summer of 2016 to see the house . It had potential as a subject , but I don’t really do sunny paintings so I had to visit again on a wet autumn evening . After many false starts I was on the verge of getting in touch with the client to tell them I really couldn’t do the painting . I’m pretty sure they’d virtually given up hope by this point anyhow , but about two months ago I decided to go for it with one last attempt and managed to get the painting started and finished in a few weeks . This all probably sound quite pathetic , but the way I normally work is to have up to a dozen or more paintings on the go at any one time in my studio . I work on , and complete any piece I feel like working on , as and when I feel like doing so . Some have remained uncompleted for years . Having a specific painting which need finishing at a particular time seems to act as a psychological barrier against finishing it . I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with me , but I subscribe to the late , great Douglas Adams’ view of deadlines . ‘ I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by

Anyhow the very patient customers finally collected the painting last week and were very happy with it . Phew !

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The Artist Collection

I currently have these six paintings on exhibition at the Patchings Art Centre in Calverton , just outside Nottingham . It’s part of the Artist magazine’s , ‘Artist Collection’ exhibition. I was fortunate enough to win a prize in the magazine’s open competition last year and being represented in this show is part of the prize . If anyone’s in the East Midlands area it’s well worth a look ( and not just for my paintings ) .

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Calendar 2018

The Bryan Evans 2018 calendar is now available to buy by clicking on the link at the top of this page . This is a taster of all the images .

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Andrea

A portrait study in acrylic that I finished ( or at least abandoned , yesterday )

Andrea

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Demonstration

This is one of a number of my ‘close’ paintings I’ve worked on in demonstrations for local arts groups . I do a handful of demonstrations a year and in the last few weeks I’ve done a couple , for Helensburgh and Fairlie arts clubs . On these evenings I usually work on a few paintings but never get around to completing any . So , for any members of the clubs who attended the demos , here it is finished.

‘Magenta Arch ‘

Magenta Arch

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A Pensive Andrea

I’ve been doing quite a lot of drawing from life recently . This is a portrait study I finished recently of a thoughtful looking Andrea . It’s done in Derwent drawing pencils with a touch of gouache and is actually a little larger than life size .

A pensive Andrea

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