Charlie Evans was born a long time ago in Yorkshire where he grew up as a country lad. During an early career in catering, he discovered a love of painting and was commissioned by the National Coal Board to paint pictures for their boardrooms. As soon as he could, Charlie went to Lincoln Art College but it was hard to make a living, in those days, as an artist. A career in the RAF meant that he could develop his catering expertise while representing his regiment in 3-day eventing and motorcycle racing. He must have done some actual work as he reached the heights of Flight Lieutenant Evans! Leaving the RAF and relocating to Northumberland gave Charlie the impetus to develop a career in art, painting and teaching. Appearing regularly for Tyne Tees TV regional programmes, painting out on location, gave him plenty of practice in working under all conditions. Today, Charlie still lives in Northumberland and travels the country, and abroad, taking his no-nonsense approach to painting to hundreds of amateur artists.
Charlie represents Daler-Rowney wherever he goes and believes they provide the best art materials available. The paints, brushes and papers he uses are available from our e-shop. Charlie also writes how-to-paint books for Search Press and these are also available from the e-shop.
You can follow Charlie on Twitter and see what he is doing. You can also follow the antics of his beloved dogs, Frank and Bert. Click on the link to see photos.
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