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Kate Evans

I paint in acrylic on fretworked wood, which is layered to give a 3D effect to my paintings. It’s a technique which I evolved myself. I cut the bits out of plywood, paint them, and then the final stage of the process is glueing them all together in the right composition. It means that I can change paintings if they are not working, and I can also recycle bits of them. I’ve got a whole drawer full of plywood leaves and fruit and spoons which one day may be incorporated into a painting.

I was working with Leeds Playhouse Theatre in Education in the 70s, and the stage manager showed me how to do fretwork with a coping saw, to make displays for the Playhouse foyer. In the 80s I went to Spain to teach English, taking my saw and paints. I taught in the evenings, so I painted a lot during the day. I used to wander in the local park, looking for suitable greenery to paint, and I also started painting fruit and vegetables from the local market – I really enjoy doing strings of garlic and onions. I found painting a great antidote to teaching. When I moved back to a teaching job to Hastings, I widened my range of subjects to include buildings, boats, fish, cheese and biscuits and other food.

I’ve always painted a lot of cats, mainly portraits of friends’ pets. I like doing birds too, but have been less successful with dogs. I’ve had some strange commissions, including a dodo; a monkey sitting on a bookcase; and a tortoise with a hot air balloon in the background (that was for a 25th wedding anniversary). I work both from real life and from photos.

I have no formal art training, though I come from a family of artists. My mother was an art teacher and an ARCA, my brother Phil Evans was a political cartoonist and my brother Jonathan is a batik artist.

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    Diplodocus

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    Sewing

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    Spring flowers

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    Therapy cats and Louis Wain

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    Wine and olives

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Diplodocus

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Sewing

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Spring flowers
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Spring flowers

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Therapy cats and Louis Wain

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Wine and olives

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Marigolds in a blue jug

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fish swimming

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Blackbird in Rowan
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Blackbird in Rowan

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Breaking eggs

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Apple blossom and bumble bees

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Dodo
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Dodo

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Rufus
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Rufus

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Siamese cats
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Siamese cats

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Begonia and Picasso

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Autumn fruits

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"Good Wives" and wine

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Spanish mug and biscuits

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Red pepper and courgette

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Basket of apples

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Cheese grater and baked potato

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Bakewell Tart

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Kate Evans' art

    Allotments

    Artist: Kate Evans
    Original Status: Available
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    Original price: £200
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    Diplodocus

    Artist: Kate Evans
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    Original price: £110
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    Sewing

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    Spring flowers
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    Spring flowers

    Artist: Kate Evans
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    Therapy cats and Louis Wain

    Artist: Kate Evans
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    Original price: £190
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    Wine and olives

    Artist: Kate Evans
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Past Exhibitions

Hastings Arts Group
Bankfield Museum Halifax
Howarth Art Gallery, Accrington
Heart - Headingley Arts and Enterprise Centre
Several walks of Art in north Leeds
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"I enjoy the process of gradually building up a picture from a starting point of one object"
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