Unmounted (ref: 8111)
25 x 41 ¾ in. (64 x 106 cm)
Tags: David Evans watercolour Evans David Evans (1929-1988) — The Period Charm of Thatcher's Britain
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Literature: "David Evans (1929-1988)", edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9930884-6-9, cat 132, page 170.
Evans frequently produced studies in a series giving clear instructions (to The Redfern Gallery) to present them as a single group: By the way the one with four heads in should be mounted as one with windows cut in the mount, (we had a similar one at McMurrays and it did look splendid) (Friday, date).
Evans was an ardent campaigner and environmentalist. His landscapes mirror a country-side in flux, moving from traditional small holdings to the large open fields created by modern farming methods. His compositions are often unpopulated - alternatively they are occupied variously by farmers, soldiers, workmen, and the occasional rambler.
When in his native Suffolk, activities around Potash Farm (where he lived from 1969 onwards), provided a wealth of subjects: Potash Garden (1978); Cabbage Pickers (1981-20; Flower Garden (1981-2); The Allotment (1986); Crown Imperial (1988); Geraniums (1981-2); Gladioli, Daffodils (1986); Irises; Apples (1986); Pumpkins (1986);The Marrow Family; Cabbages; Cows Come Home (1981); Friesians; Cows XII; Piglets; Seagulls; Tour d’Anglia; Suffolk Scrap; Ruralia Mddx; Wessex; Suffolk Landscape (1979); Ipswich.