Artcards by Matthew Evans
Matthew David Evans
I was born in 1968 and live in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. I discovered an early flair 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 worked for Hallmark Cards, Bradford for twenty one years but now work in Customer Services. 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 a former President of the Huddersfield Art Society and current Vice President.Sales of my work have also helped various charities. At the moment I am very excited about future possibilities as the list of galleries accepting my work grows. 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.
Until 2016 I have continued to love sharing my art with others both in live shows and on the internet .I particularly enjoy the direct response when posting new works onto my Facebook page and various Facebook groups of which I am a member.
I am now enjoying learning from previous work and using all these experiences to plan my next move forward with all the great support I am receiving.