Welsh impressionist painter.
Bert Evans was born in Port Talbot in 1948.
He specialised in painting at Newport College of Art from 1967 to 1972 where he found the help and support given by such painters as Jack Crabtree and Selwyn Jones so important to his development.
He is primarily a painter of light, which he says can make the most mundane scenes and subjects interesting.
His loose approach complemented by a good understanding of colour always attracts a positive reaction from observers.
He is a firm believer in only painting from situations he has witnessed first hand. 'How else can I be sincere in my work?' he asks.
Although he has enjoyed experimenting with watercolour, it's his oil paintings that have earned him his reputation and he can count Hollywood actor, Michael Sheen to be a big fan of his work, having purchased several Bert Evans originals.
'I use a digital camera to catch those instant patterns of light on a subject, and this is the crux. I'm concerned with the effects of how light renders a scene or object, rather than interested in the subject for its own sake.
The image then gets redrawn with pencil until a simple 3 or 4 tome pattern emerges. A recipe of limited colours is then applied as the subject is painted, which can lead to a familiar subject being presented in a new and stimulating way.'