Evelyn gained a degree in graphic design at Kingston. She moved to Devon afterwards and soon turned freelance, producing illustrations and designs for publishers, advertisers, hotels and holiday parks.
After raising a family and living in South Devon for over 30 years, she moved to Hampshire in 2007. Since then she has been painting full-time. Despite having worked in watercolour, ink and pencil for many years, she revived a style she developed, but only touched on, as a student, using gouache. This strong, distinctive application owes everything to her graphic ‘roots’ and has become her signature.
Evelyn says that ‘This method of painting comes very naturally to me; I relish the challenge in finding simple, graphic ways of conveying a landscape or seascape. Having said that, it still takes a lot of self-discipline to resist adding too much detail! It’s also a style which produces the bold colours I always strive for‘. ‘I occasionally have fun with watercolour, ink and pastel to shake up the brain cells – and to unashamedly check that I can still handle other media! But the gouache style is ‘me’
Evelyn has had successful exhibitions at venues in Hampshire, Dorset and Devon. She still owns a house in Exeter and frequently returns to the West Country for business and pleasure.
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