Land and Sky, 1970
Framed (ref: 8191)
Signed and dated
19 ¼ x 28 ¼ in. (49 x 72 cm)
Tags: David Evans Evans David Evans (1929-1988) — The Period Charm of Thatcher's Britain David Evans at Young Gallery
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 43, page 70-71.
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.