I have been painting all my life.
I am internationally collected, have numerous corporate collectors and my work has been shown on TV and magazines.
The majority of my work is done in Acrylic on canvas, but I also work in Watercolor. Some of my previous work is in Oil. I have original paintings, canvas prints, and greeting cards.
Besides being an artist, I am also a writer of 3 young adult mystery /adventure novels and writer/ illustrator of children’s books.
I am a weekly volunteer art teacher at Soft Voices (center for recovering mental illness patients in Longmont). Previously, I volunteered for 6 years on a weekly basis for The Boys and Girls Club in Denver as an art teacher. I’ve also done considerable volunteer work with with Special Olympics and Global Down Syndrome.
I live with my wife in Niwot, Colorado (a small semi-rural town near Boulder with lots of mountain views, farms, horse ranches and craft beer breweries.)
My wife, Sally, is wonderful fine artist and jewelry artist – www.SallyEvansArt.com.
As an artist, I try to capture the intensity, passion and emotion of people and nature.
I am largely a self-taught artist, and I have been drawing and painting all my life. I have been influenced by the action and color of LeRoy Neiman and the portraiture of Dennis Frost. My foremost concern when I paint is the movement and action of the subject. I want my paintings to move.
When I start to paint, the first thing I do is turn on music which makes me want to dance. I listen to anything from rock ‘n roll to country to soul to classical. The important thing is that I can feel the movement. When the mood is right, I can lose myself in the painting.
When I’m painting well, I’ll paint fast and hungry like I have an outrageous deadline. When I paint slow and deliberate, my paintings become tight and the motion slows down to a crawl.
I have a sign in my studio that reads “MORE PASSION!!!” It is a constant reminder to paint with more intensity. My best paintings sometimes take the least amount of time.
I want my painting to stand out in a room.
I want it to catch your eye as you turn your head.
I want it to draw you in and hold you there.
I want it to encourage you to come back over and over, and always see something new.