ARTISTS / Bert Evans
I was born and bred in Port Talbot. I attended Newport Art College 1967 -72, which gave me such an essential grounding in the understanding of colour theory, composition and a bold, figurative approach to painting.
He is primarily a painter of light, which he says makes the most mundane scenes and subjects interesting. His loose approach complemented by a good understanding of colour always attracts a positive reaction from observers. He is a firm believer in only painting from situations he has witnessed first hand. ” How else can I be sincere in my work?” he asks.
Although he has enjoyed experimenting in watercolour, its his oil paintings that have earned him his reputation and he can count Hollywood actor Michael Sheen to be a big fan of his work, having purchased several Bert Evans Originals.