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LAVENHAM based artist Paul Evans stages his an­nual exhibition this month, en­ti­tled My Cor­ner of the Field.

The col­lec­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of a whole year’s work and demon­strates su­perbly Paul’s abil­ity to paint the beauty of the UK coun­try­side, and na­ture as he sees it. The ti­tle has a dou­ble mean­ing – Paul is al­ways out paint­ing in the fields, and he has been paint­ing for over 45 years to es­tab­lish ‘his cor­ner of the field’ in his dis­tinc­tive con­tem­po­rary style. His work is in­spir­ing and up­lift­ing, con­vey­ing at ‘feel good fac­tor’ that ev­ery­one wants to ex­pe­ri­ence.

Paul is one of the coun­try’s most suc­cess­ful land­scape painters at work in Bri­tain to­day. His unique and orig­i­nal style re­flects his in­fec­tious joy at record­ing, learn­ing about and paint­ing na­ture. He works in a va­ri­ety of me­dia in­clud­ing wa­ter­colours, inks and acrylics, and also en­joys mak­ing etch­ing and linocuts, mainly in­spired by East Anglia’s land­scape and coast, the Sus­sex Downs, Kent Weald and Corn­wall’s rugged coast and moor­land. His paint­ings ex­plore favourite lo­ca­tions cap­tur­ing place, time, sea­son and light.

Be­tween 1972 and 1976, Paul stud­ied chil­dren’s book il­lus­tra­tion and print­mak­ing at East­bourne Col­lege of Art and De­sign with tu­tors Robert Tavener and Trevor Kemp, both renowned artists. It was while he was at col­lege that Paul be­came in­volved with the Ralph Lewis Gallery in Brighton’s Lanes. His paint­ings sold as fast as he could paint them, which gave him con­fi­dence to make a liv­ing from his paint­ings. He opened Lavenham Con­tem­po­rary Gallery in 1992, sell­ing his orig­i­nal paint­ings along with prints, books and cards of his work. In ad­di­tion to over 65 solo ex­hi­bi­tions and nu­mer­ous group shows, more than 500 im­ages of his work have been used com­mer­cially for greet­ings cards, cal­en­dars and lim­ited edi­tion prints by sev­eral large pub­lish­ers, in­clud­ing Aquarelle, Kingsmead Pub­li­ca­tions, Royle Pub­li­ca­tions and Royal Doul­ton.

Paul’s work has been ac­quired by col­lec­tors all over the world and he also en­joys a loyal fol­low­ing closer to home. A lim­ited edi­tion book has been pro­duced and is on sale at this exhibition along with his paint­ings. The exhibition runs Novem­ber 4-19 at Lavenham Con­tem­po­rary, Lavenham. www.paule­

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