The Art And Joy Of Charles Evans

Hiking in landscapes, climbing up and seeing the open spaces and photographing them etc is of course what like I do, but, to have the eye, patience, creativity and out and out talent to create glorious paintings from the views of the countryside is something I truly admire.

If you are an art lover or maybe love a British view then there is one fellow you must see and follow, Charles Evans. His twitter stream is a joy to follow, not only has he got a fantastic sense of humour, he shares his art on the go, tweeting out paintings at each process whilst interacting.

Also a TV presenter, author and food critic I invited him here to show not just some of his pieces but also to find out more about behind the scenes.

church painting by charles evans

BaldHiker Retreats

From the desk of Charles Evans

After a fairly conventional education I went to Lincoln college of art where I had a wonderful time and spent 3 years getting drunk! It must have have taught me something , as I then spent 20 years in catering! I always painted and sold during this period, but catering was my bread and butter (see what I did there).

painting the landscape

It wasn’t until about 20 years ago that I turned to art full time as an occupation. Shortly after that mad and exciting decision I was commissioned to do a series of 6 short painting articles for Tyne Tees TV, we made 120 in total such was the success of them.

Acklington Park Acrylic painting by Charles Evans

After this a production company called Orion TV took them up and we made more for Discovery Real Time TV. These are called A Brush With Britain and we travelled throughout the UK making programmes.

horse racing painting by Charles Evans

As well as all the TV stuff I’ve written books for David&Charles publishers and Search Press publishers.

I spend most of my time travelling doing workshops and demos for art societies as well as tutoring painting holidays throughout Europe.

This year I’ve been to France 4 times, Spain and Amsterdam as well as Ireland. I buzz on my job, so much so that at the ripe old age of 60 my mother is still asking me what I want to do when I grow up!! No idea!

boats in harbour art by charles evans painter

I’m also the face of Winsor and Newton possibly the oldest, but certainly the biggest manufacturer of art materials in the world. If Carlsberg made paints, I’d use them!

european street scene painting by Charles Evans

Sometimes for some of my shows there are huge audiences one in particular was a regular for Rotary and there would be 3000 people in the audience with a big screen behind me and when the house lights went down and the spot light came on I couldn’t see a single colour I was mixing, but it always came out ok.

These shows are just good fun, tell em some jokes and some stories, wonder around the stage a bit and do some paintings as well. I spend my life on the road and in hotels, life is funnier than jokes. My more serious side is painting in my studio at home and for these I paint mainly in watercolours and acrylics, what I call proper paintings, gallery pieces.

green valley art by Charles Evans

For my hobbies I work out, I’m a black belt in karate, I shoot, ride horses and drink!

All in all, a busy boy who’s still looking for more to do.

acrylic snow landscape with dogs
The sea art of Charles Evans

I have a very active website, and I’m on twitter @charlesevansart

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  1. Margaret smith says:

    Hi Charles, just enjoyed watching one of your sessions? Great to see and hear you… Let me know if you are back up north and doing small shows in acklington. Packed full of useful tips and advice.i try and puddle on with watercolour,now and again. It made me laugh hearing your witty northern chat.
    I lost my husband five years ago and two years ago,my granddaughter came to live up here following a break we put cash together and built a extension.awful time but worth it in the end.two children ,,12 And 8 And now new boy 5mths old.
    Not keeping well just now and don’t like that! I’m 85 but I don’t think I’m elderly..?cheers

  2. virginia sur says:

    Is a pleasure share work with talents like you and I hope you can help this spanish artist in her searching of new horizons, becouse in spain there is a lot of crisis. There’s any tv program about art here, and the galleries limit artists posibilities with their high prices. Thanks

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