Living and working in Kent, the art of Melvyn Evans encompasses linocut, painting and illustration. The task of skilfully mastering one is to be admired let alone these three different ways of creating and thinking.
Evans began his working life as an engineer but turned his hand to being a professional artist in 1992 producing a wealth of beautifully strong imagery with an equally pleasing set of colourings. His competent eye makes objects and landscapes into handsome forms and shapes, depicting a scene with texture and clarity where he has great ability representing an informality with formality, partnering them perfectly.
Despite his artistic success – winning awards and exhibiting widely, there is a distinct modesty of this man and I am very grateful to have had this opportunity to ask and learn more about his history and day to day life as an artist.