John Borden Evans

  • Selected Works

    Great Blue Heron,
    2013. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 32 inches

    Iris and Moses at Night
    , 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 34 x 43 inches

    Mowed Dog Path at Night
    , 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 41 inches

    View from Charlie’s Homeplace at Night Triptych
    , 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 23 x 74 inches

    View from Solitude IV
    , 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 25 inches

    Seven Times Seventy, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches

    Orange Door, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 57 x 58 inches


    Lewie’s Moon and Three Cows, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 36 inches

    (Amazing Grace) Leaves, 2015. Acrylic on canvas,  28 x 33 inches

    Red Cloud Diptych, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 23 x 59 inches

  • Statement

    “These paintings grow out of the painting process. When I begin, I have no idea what the finished painting will look like. Lately my paintings have transformed themselves into imaginary views of the world around our house in North Garden, Virginia. These paintings are like memories that I have uncovered hidden in the many layers of acrylic paint.”

  • Previous Exhibitions

    Red Cow
    18 November – 31 December 2016

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    Near Walnut Creek
    25 July – 31 August 2014

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    John Borden Evans
    3 March – 17 April 2011

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    New Paintings                                                                                                                                                                        5 – 27 September 2008

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    New Paintings                                                                                                                                                                Upper & lower galleries
    3-27 May 2006

    New Paintings
    1 November – 1 December 2002

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  • Biography

    John Borden Evans was born in 1956 in Edinburgh, Scotland to American parents. He graduated from Davidson College as a studio art major and has been painting ever since.

    Thirty six years ago, he and his wife moved to an old farm house in North Garden, Virginia. There they raised two children and now John spends a lot of time looking after his five grandchildren who all live nearby. John enjoys working in his garden, building things and being a good neighbor.

    Over the years, John’s paintings have become more and more about place. That place is his immediate environment, the cattle fields, the trees, the fences and the skies.

    His textured acrylic paintings have been shown in numerous galleries across the South, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington DC, Nashville, Columbia, SC, and Raleigh, NC. They have been the subject of many reviews and catalogues and are in major private and public collections, including the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and the Battle Childrens Hospital at the University of Virginia.

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