Gethin Evans moved to London in 1974 from Maesteg, South Wales to study on the Foundation Course at the Byam Shaw School of Art. From there he went on to study Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art 1974-78 where he was awarded the Rotary Club Travelling Award to Florence and Rome. On this trip he was particularly influenced by the Masaccio frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel. In 1978 he took up a place for postgraduate study at the Slade School of Fine Art and during his two years there he was awarded the David Murray Landscape Award and the Melville Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition.
His paintings hint at storylines hidden within the narrative of the ordinary.

Gethin says of his work:
“A sense of light at particular times of day drives the image. Colour, structure, surface and space reference the tradition of figurative painting and the popular culture of film, comic book imagery, literature and photography contribute to the way I think about my ideas and images. I make numerous drawings and thoroughly worked colour studies on paper and board, prior to the realisation of the paintings on a larger scale and the surface is often reworked over months and sometimes years before the images are fully realized. Edward Hopper and Pierre Bonnard remain key influences.”

He was Course Director on the Fine Art Foundation Course at Byam Shaw School of Art between 1991-2011 and was co-founder and joint Course Leader of The Royal Drawing School Foundation Course. He has taught on the degree courses at Falmouth School of Art, University for the Creative Arts - Farnham, Swansea College of Art and has been a Visiting Tutor at the New York Studio School. He has exhibited widely, most recently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (he was featured artist on their website 2016), the Discerning Eye Exhibitions, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Threadneedle Prize and The London Group Open.
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