Melvyn Evans b. 1958

Works
  • Melvyn Evans, Fish on the Quay, 2019
    Melvyn Evans
    Fish on the Quay, 2019
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Fish on the Quay, 2019
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, North Sea, 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    North Sea, 2022
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, North Sea, 2022
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Crab Fishers and Rock Forms , 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    Crab Fishers and Rock Forms , 2022
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Crab Fishers and Rock Forms , 2022
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Morning on the Quay, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Morning on the Quay, 2021
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Morning on the Quay, 2021
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Casting Off, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Casting Off, 2021
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Casting Off, 2021
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Coastal Fishing Village, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Coastal Fishing Village, 2021
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Coastal Fishing Village, 2021
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Passing the Stack Rock, 2019
    Melvyn Evans
    Passing the Stack Rock, 2019
    linocut printed on 300 gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed and titled in pencil
    paper: 40 x 50 cm
    framed: 56 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Passing the Stack Rock, 2019
    £ 495.00
  • Melvyn Evans, The Presence of Landscape, 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    The Presence of Landscape, 2022
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 40
    image: h. 30 x w. 40 cm
    frame: h. 46 x w. 56 cm
    Edition of 40
    £ 450.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, The Evolution of Landscape , 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    The Evolution of Landscape , 2022
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 40
    image: h. 30 x w. 40 cm
    frame: h. 46 x w. 56 cm
    Edition of 40
    £ 450.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, The Evolution of Landscape II, 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    The Evolution of Landscape II, 2022
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin paper
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 60
    image: 40 cm x 50 cm
    frame: h. 56 x w. 66 cm
    Edition of 60
    £ 495.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, Crucible , 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    Crucible , 2022
    oil on canvas board, framed
    signed and dated (bottom right corner)
    board: h. 40 x w. 50 cm
    frame: h. 53 x w. 63 cm
    £ 1,200.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Crucible , 2022
    £ 1,200.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Past Forms, 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    Past Forms, 2022
    oil on canvas board, framed
    signed and dated (bottom right corner)
    board: h. 40 x w. 50 cm
    frame: h. 53 x w. 63 cm
    £ 1,200.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Past Forms, 2022
    £ 1,200.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Stone Forest , 2022
    Melvyn Evans
    Stone Forest , 2022
    oil on canvas board, framed
    signed and dated (bottom right corner)
    board: h. 40 x w. 50 cm
    frame: h. 53 x w. 63 cm
    £ 1,200.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Stone Forest , 2022
    £ 1,200.00
  • Melvyn Evans, Boat Form Ochre, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Boat Form Ochre, 2021
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin, float mounted with light wooden frame and glass glazing
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 40
    image size: 30 x 40 cm
    framed size: 43 x 52.5 cm
    Edition of 40
    £ 450.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, Boat and Figure, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Boat and Figure, 2021
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin, float mounted with light wooden frame and glass glazing
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 40
    image size: 30 x 40 cm
    framed size: 43 x 52.5 cm
    Edition of 40
    £ 450.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, Eclipse and Form, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Eclipse and Form, 2021
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin, float mounted with light wooden frame and glass glazing
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 10
    image size: 30 x 40 cm
    framed size: 43 x 52.5 cm
    Edition of 10
    £ 450.00
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  • Melvyn Evans, Stone and Tree, 2021
    Melvyn Evans
    Stone and Tree, 2021
    linocut printed on 300gsm Somerset satin, float mounted, framed and glazed with glass
    signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 60
    image size: 40 x 50 cm
    framed size: 56.5 x 66 cm
    Edition of 60
    £ 495.00
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    Melvyn Evans, Stone and Tree, 2021
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Overview

"I am inspired by the British landscape and my work references the past in relation to the future.  When my father left the Navy we farmed a hill farm in West Wales. Working on the land brought me very close to the elemental in the landscape, able to see through the picturesque and understand how deep connections and bonds are formed when we live in harmony with the land. This exhibition is very much about this connection, how we've marked the landscape for millennia with walls, boundary stones, ancient trees, carvings and markers."

"I'm interested in how communities navigated their landscape using these local reference points often giving them characteristic names some of which have now lost their meaning but all give us an insight into the past. I'm also interested in how our understanding of the landscape as being permanent has recently altered, we have moved from being in awe of the landscape to being able to influence the landscape in such a way as to produce irreparable change. The stumps of great forests fossilised and exposed at particularly low tides give us a glimpse of lost causeways like Doggerland hinting at previous upheavals and give us an understanding of the fragility of the landscape we know."

 

If there’s one thing the work of Melvyn Evans conveys it’s his love for the British countryside. Through the considered use of colour and shape, his paintings and lino prints embody a sense of place while exploring the bond between human endeavour and the landscape’s dramatic, natural backdrop. 

 

Initially trained as a marine engineer – spending time working on submarines – Melvyn Evans studied illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design, followed by a year at Goldsmiths College, London. He then took up drawing classes at the Royal College of Art under the tuition of Bryan Kneale RA. He became a professional artist, printmaker and illustrator in 1992. Evans has developed a signature style of strong, bold imagery, with inspiration coming from artists such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Henry Moore and the St Ives School. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK, including at the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art and Somerset House.

Exhibitions