The prints, paintings, and drawings of English artist Melvyn Evans, whose work is being displayed at Gallagher & Turner in Newcastle, seek to capture a human relationship with the British Isles’ varied landscape, and his print work uses a 160-year-old British-made printing press, adding extra historical significance. Evans’ work is markedly steeped in references to 1950’s British modernism, recalling Barbara Hepworth, Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.
Initially trained as a submariner, he studied illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, London, then taking up drawing at Royal College of Art. A professional artist since 1992, Evans’ work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK.
Image: ‘Boats, Church and Lighthouse’, linocut