Ken Evans’ (1924-1987) artwork is being displayed in our gallery at The Beehive. From 3rd July – 8th August 2023.
Read about the artist below:
KENNETH BUTLER EVANS – PAINTER (1924-1987)
Ken Evans was born in 1924 in Staffordshire, and was related to the Yeats family through both his parents who were first cousins. Although he had at the age of nine already decided to become an artist, it was not until he was forty seven that he took up painting full-time.
He exhibited widely in the provinces and appeared on television twice. Major London exhibitions included:
- Woodstock Gallery
- Royal Society of Watercolour Artists Gallery
- Royal Society of British Artists
- Lord Mayor’s Annual Award
- Society of Wildlife Artists
- Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- Britain in Watercolours
A particular feature of Ken’s work was his use of wax and egg emulsions. Before taking up painting he was a well known cartoonist and illustrator in the fifties and sixties, particularly ‘Skippy’ who was a skipper on a tug-boat in the Sunday Express.