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Bob Evans was born in Hampshire in 1940. He lived in Hampshire, Germany and Kent until 1957. His grammar school misled him into a career in Pharmarcy ameliorated by playing trumpet in a jazz band.
On abandoning this path he travelled, worked, painted and married. In 1968 he began to study Art, first in Birmingham, then in Nottingham. This experience depressed him so much that he became an art teacher, only escaping after ten gruesome years. Frequent visits to France maintained his admiration for the painting of the 19th and 20th centuries.
In the eighties he left full time teaching to concentrate on painting and exhibiting. By 1992 he had become freelance, selling paintings, organising exhibitions of his own and other's work and working with advertising and design companies. Since then he has shown work in many galleries, visited Spain, Mexico and Morocco and continues to paint and exhibit work regularly.
Bob Evans lives and works in Nottingham, UK.
1968 Bux Bookshop, Nottingham
1974 Midland Group, Nottingham
1977 Midland Group, Nottingham
1978 Coracle Gallery, London
1980-82 Art & The Sea, ICA and touring
1983-1993 Studio shows biannually, Nottingham
1987-89 Work at various London galleries
1988 University of Nottingham
1990 Blackfriars Art Centre, Boston
1990-93 Organised exhibitions at the Chapel Gallery, Nottingham
1993-96 Exhibited at Picture This and Byard Gallery, Nottingham
1996-99 Exhibited at Sonny's, Mayfield's, The Academy, La Boheme, Nottingham
1999-2005 Exhibited at various venues in Nottingham, supplied paintings and/or decorative schemes for;
The Crown and Mitre, Newark,
The Queen's Head, Beverley,
Restaurante Studio, Ibiza
Butler & Bone's,
2005-19 Exhibitions at The Lincolnshire Poacher, The Nottingham Society of Artists