Bill’s paintings start with something seen, and are usually developed from drawings or painted studies done ‘on site’. Only a few of these starting points lead on to finished oil paintings, and it is hard to predict which one will. Bill is always hoping for happy accidents, where a picture takes on a life of its own. Although much of his work is inspired by the landscape around Whitbourne he has recently made painting trips abroad, as well as exploring still life and interiors.
Bill has been taking part in Herefordhire Art week since 2013.
He has recently exhibited at
- Blue Ginger gallery, Cradley
- The Artists Workhouse, Studley, Annual Open Exhibition
- The Chapel Gallery, Bromyard
- H.Art (Green Cow Kitchens)
- Malvern School of Art (solo show)
- Annual Open, Royal Western Academy Bristol, 2017 and 2018
He has a forthcoming solo show at The Chapel Gallery, Bromyard, Saturday to Monday, May 4 – 6, 2019 www.thechapelbromyard.com. Please save the date and get in touch if you would like further details. 50% of sales at this show will be donated to the fund for building a new Roundhouse headquarters for Longlands care farm (www.longlandscarefarm.co.uk)
Bill Evans began painting seriously at school where he was lucky enough to have two inspiring teachers - Bruce Killeen and Richard Blomfield, both practising artists. One of his main early influences was Nicolas De Stael. He held a one-man exhibition in Oxford in 1969 and took part in the East London Artists exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1974.
Having worked most of his life as a farmer, forester and estate manager, with painting taking a back seat, Bill retired in 2013 and since then has been painting full time.
"Cactus pears, Sicily", selected for inclusion in the RWA Open Exhibition 2017