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 three young adult mystery /adventure novels and writer/ illustrator of children’s books.
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 Special Olympics, Global Down Syndrome and Soft Voices (center for recovering mental illness patients.) For the past year, I have volunteered teaching art once a week at The Bridge Assisted Living center in Longmont, CO. I frequently donate paintings to worthy charities.
I live with my wife, Sally, and dog, Bella, 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.