Matthew David Evans
I was born in 1968 and live in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. I discovered an early flare for art, initially taking inspiration from local surroundings with a preference for buildings and landscapes. Graduating from Leicester Polytechnic BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 1989, I currently work in the greeting card industry . Alongside this role my reputation as an artist continued to grow exhibiting in numerous local shows, some nationals and the international “Europastel” Exhibition in Italy and Russia 2002. I have produced many commissions for private buyers with favourite themes being house “portraits”.
In 1996 I won the Townscape and Landscape category in the Society of all Artists “Open Painting Competition”.
I have really enjoyed my career as an artist so far and have met many inspirational people throughout my involvement in various local Art Societies. I am currently President of the Huddersfield Art Society and hope this role will enable me to motivate others. Sales of my work have also helped various charities. At the moment I am very excited about future possibilities. I was delighted recently to be awarded “Best in Show” for a mixed media piece “Sunburst” at the inaugural West Yorkshire Open Art Competition held at Hipperholme Grammar School 2009.
I am constantly finding new inspiration, particularly in subjects rich in colour, light and texture. Favourite themes have ranged from atmospheric sunsets to bright floral scenes. I am currently producing many small experimental and spontaneous works in oil, pastel and watercolour. I am particularly happy to have a proposal accepted to show local scenes at a major local gallery in late 2011. I am sure that the beautiful scenes of Yorkshire will provide inspiration for many years and hopefully the best is yet to come.