Artist’s exhibition will light up room

Bulwell artist Bob Evans at work on a new painting ahead of an exhibition in Nottingham, starting on Sunday.
Bulwell artist Bob Evans at work on a new painting ahead of an exhibition in Nottingham, starting on Sunday.
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A series of recent paintings by veteran Bulwell artist Bob Evans is on show in a new exhibition in Nottingham.

Lit Up will be unveiled upstairs at the Lincolnshire Poacher, on Mansfield Road, from Sunday, May 21 until Saturday, May 27.

Evans, 76, has painted city scenes for the past 40 years, and marked a recent birthday with a retrospective at the Mansfield Road pub, which also happens to be his local.

His motto is simple: “Painting first, everything else last.”

And his advice to aspiring artists is even simpler: “Get on with it, don’t talk about it.”

He came to the city in 1968 to study fine art at the Nottingham College of Art and Design after six years of ‘ducking and diving’ in Southsea, Spain and Birmingham.

He has exhibited and sold oil paintings, watercolours, linocuts and charcoal drawings throughout Nottinghamshire and nationally.

By his own estimate he has produced well over 1,000 paintings and continues to make between 25 and 35 a year.

His most recent commission was an oil painting to commemorate World War One, which now hangs in Hucknall Library.

Before becoming a full-time artist, he worked as a pharmacist, a teacher, and a university note-taker.

He continues to exhibit twice a year at the Lincolnshire Poacher, and recently showed work at a gallery in Donegal.

To contact Bob Evans call 07814648110 or visit www.bobevansnottm.com