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Evans Thorne

Evans Thorne

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Artist Work

TROPICAL 2
2017
Mixed Media, acrylic, ink, watercolor, pastel, modeling paste.
48' x 36"
BELE EXPLOSION
2016
Mixed Media, acrylic, ink, watercolor, pastel, modeling paste.
58" x 27.5"
BAMBOO(BONGO WITH TAMBOO BAMBOO)
2019
mixed media, acrylic, ink, water color and resin.
36 x 48 "
Pandemic. (COVID-19 death and survival)
2020
mixed media, acrylic, ink, water color and resin.
30"x 40 "
Moko (Spirit dancing)
2019
mixed media, acrylic, ink, water color and resin.
30"x 40 "
Cock Fight
2020
mixed media, acrylic, ink, water color and resin.
41" x 34"

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Phone
3018756268
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My art is about the conditions of people in everyday life and their interaction with nature. My art is influenced by the shapes, patterns, bright colors and designs found in paintings from Africa, India, Central America, Japan and the unique designs and patterns of Middle Eastern art. The emphasis is on the colors, designs and the placement of figures to suggest movement

Artist Bio

 

Evans Thorne

Bio

My art is about the conditions of people in everyday life, the pain, joy, pleasures, and disappointments of life. I am also interested in nature with its unique shapes, colors, contrast, harmony, and chaos, the peace and unpredictable of it.  My art is influenced by the shapes, patterns, bright colors and designs found in paintings from Africa, India, Central America, Japan and the unique designs and patterns of Middle Eastern art. The emphasis is on the colors, designs and the placement of figures to suggest movement. Color and paint texture to guide the eye and to set the mood. My work is mainly realistic with some surreal touches. I paint what I see and feel. The cultureS of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean and it`s lush and exotic plants and lifestyles is my main subject. Color ties everything together.

 After high school, I worked for the government in Trinidad and saved money to come to the USA to study art. I attended Northern Virginia Community College in Virginia and Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting. After college, I returned to Trinidad and taught Art and Craft at Belmont Junior Secondary (a middle school) for two years before returning to the USA in 1979. I have exhibited my work in Trinidad and the USA from 1972 to 1983, and in 2017 to present.

I worked at Design and Production, Incorporated, Lorton VA.  Art production (1979 – 2014.)                        

 (A Firm that Design builds and install Museum Exhibits Worldwide)

I am an experienced Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the Design industry. I am skilled in Photography, Graphics, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Flexisign Pro, on Pc and Mac.               

Selected Solo Exhibitions

“Women of the World” Tacoma Park Community center, 7500 Maple Avenue · Takoma Park, Md 20912 · USA (2019

ARTS - Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744. (2017)

The Community Mosque complex, Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI. (1979)

Arima Town Hall, Arima Trinidad WI. (1978)                                          
National Museum and Art Gallery, Trinidad WI. (1978)

 Miya Gallery, Washington D.C. (1977))
 

Group Invitational Exhibitions

Caliente, a celebration of Caribbean Latin, and Hispanic American Art August 19th- October 12th 2019, Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
The Charles County Arts Alliance presents Summer/Fall Art Show, from July 3, 2019 to January 31, 2020.  at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Black Artists of DC present the “Grass Roots” Art Exhibition, July 5th - July 28th 2019 at Artists and Makers Art Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville Maryland 20852
The Charles County Arts Alliance presents Spring-Summer 2019 Art Show, June 1 – September 28, 2019, at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603
The Transformative Power of the Written Word The 7th Annual Alchemical Vessels Exhibition and Benefit at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009(2019)
Seeking Prince Georges! Exhibition at Prince George's County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2019)

BADC Original Fine Art Postcard Fundraiser
Washington D.C (2018)
Art Watch DC, One House Ancestor Panel
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD 20874(2018)
Light of the Caribbean by Art Impact International

Celebrating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury MD 20658 (1918)

 

Bring It! Exhibition at Prince George's County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2018

The Art of the Caribbean, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1982)

Caribbeana Arts Festival, Fondo Del Sol Arts and Media Center, Washington D.C (1982)
Transitions, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1981)

Tribute to Caribbean Independence, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1977)