at B and M Johnson (High Street)
Hawthorn blossom, looking down 60 x 75cm
Bill Evans began painting seriously at school where he was lucky enough to have two inspiring teachers - Bruce Killeen and Richard Blomfield, both practising artists. One of his main early influences was Nicolas De Stael. He held a one-man exhibition in Oxford in 1969 and took part in the East London Artists exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1974.
Having spent most of his working life as a farmer, forester and estate manager, with painting taking a back seat, Bill has started a new career as an artist and has been painting full time since 2013.