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Matthew Evans

About Matthew Evans

United Kingdom

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  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 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANISATIONS

Member and former Chairman (1998 – 2000) "Brighouse Art Circle"

President of "Huddersfield Art Society"

Member of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society

 

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  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 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 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.

 

 

 

 

Awards

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

1996 – Winner of the townscape and landscape category in the "Society For All Artists" open painting competition.

2003 - Exhibited in the Europastel Exhibition in Italy and Russia

2003 - "Community" exhibition at Dean Clough, Halifax in support of Halifax Samaritans

2006 - Winner of the amateur artist waterscape boats or seascape category "Society For All Artists" open painting competition.

Painting shown at the Artists and Illustrator's Exhibition at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

2006 - Painting Selected for "Artist's Open Show" at Leeds City Art Gallery 

2006 -2010- Work displayed and sold at the "Richard Childs Gallery" in Oban, Argyll

2009 – Best in Show – West Yorkshire Open Art Competition – Hipperholme Grammar School.

2010 – Work featured in Yorkshire Life Magazine.

2011 – Brighouse and Beyond – Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse with Barry De More and Matthew Midgley.

2011 – Elected President of Huddersfield Art Society.

 

Education

1979 – 1985

Rastrick Grammar School

9 O’Levels Including Art

4 A’Levels Including Art

 

1985 – 1986

Percival Whitley College Of Further Education, Halifax

Foundation Course certificate in Art and Design – Grade Credit

 

1986 – 1989

Leicester Polytechnic

BA Hons Degree in Graphic Design