9th - 28th November 2020
An exhibition of paintings by Bert and Brenda Evans
This month’s exhibition brings together a collection of paintings by two of our favourite local artists Brenda and Bert Evans
Bert and Brenda first met at Newport College of Art in the early 70’s they fell in love and have been together ever since.
The work displayed in the exhibition illustrates the love they have for their hometown and the sincerity and sensitivity they feel for their chosen subject.
Please click on the images above to view Bert and Brenda's work from the show.
Bert Evans was born in Port Talbot in 1948. He specialised in painting at Newport collage of Art 67-72 where he found the help and advice by such painters as Jack Crabtree and Selwyn Jones so important in his development.
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.
Brenda Evans was born in North Wales and now lives in Port Talbot. She studied at Liverpool and Newport Colleges of Art graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in Art & Design.
Taking inspiration from local scenery her work focuses on sea scenes of Aberavon beach and the surrounding area. As a landscape and seascape painter her paintings capture the energy of nature and her love for her local coastline is evident in her paintings.
Talking about her artwork Brenda says: ' In future I would like to do more paintings (traditional) of nature etc. Anything I fancy doing really. I look for the poetry in the subject. Where, hopefully there is no need to 'explain' my work!
Her favourite artists are: Pierre Bonnard, George Jardine and Bert Evans!