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Evans Thorne

Evans Thorne

Artist Work

TROPICAL 2
2017
Mixed Media, acrylic, ink, watercolor, pastel, modeling paste.
48' x 36"
FRUIT SELLER
2017
acrylic
40" x 30"
TOBAGO JIG
2017
acrylic
40" x 30"
Joropo (Spanish Dance)
2017
acrylic
40" x 30"
BELE EXPLOSION
2016
Mixed Media, acrylic, ink, watercolor, pastel, modeling paste.
58" x 27.5"
COLORS OF CARNIVAL
2018
Mixed Media
45" x 21"

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 life styles 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

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

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)