John Borden Evans

  • Selected Works

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


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


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


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


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


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


    Orange Door, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 57 x 57″


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


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


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

  • 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

    John Borden Evans & Russ Warren
    October 1997

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Born 1956, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Lives in North Garden, VA

    1979 AB, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2006 Les Yeux de Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2005 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, D.C. (also 2000, 1996, 1994)
    2005 Christa Faut Gallery, Davidson, NC (also 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1994, 1992)
    2004 Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV
    2003 The Studio, Middleburg, VA (also 2002)
    2002 Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA (also 1996)
    2002 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 Right Brain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA (also 1999, 1998)
    2000 Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA
    2000 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA (also 1998, 1993, 1992, 1991)
    1999 University of Virginia Hospital Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1999 Walker Art Center, Woodberry Forest, VA (also 1981)
    1997 Morris Gallery, Columbia, SC (also 1994)
    1996 Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC
    1996 Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1991 Carolina Union Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
    1991 Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
    1990 The Living Gallery, North Cross School, Roanoke, VA
    1990 Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
    1989 Holden Fine Arts Center, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
    1989 The Soho Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada
    1988 “Paintings on Paper,” South Street Inn, Charlottesville, VA
    1986 DuPont Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
    1986 Margaret Heath Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1983 Gallery 105, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
    1983 Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC
    1983 Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2005 “Equus II,” The Art Center in Orange, Orange, VA
    2004 “Within our Borders-The Virginia Landscape,” Hermitage Foundation, Norfolk, VA
    2003 “Paper”, Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV
    2002 “Fields of Vision,” The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA
    2002 “Paintings from the Piedmont,” (Award Winner 2000, 1997, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988) (Also 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1989), The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
    2001 “Painting: More than the Eye Can See,” Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV
    2000 “Celebration,” Les Yeux du Monde Star Hill, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 “Time is Place: A Survey of Landscape Paintings Curated by Kurt Godwin,” Salve Regina Gallery, Catholic University, Washington D.C.
    2000 Signal 66, Washington D.C
    2000 University of Virginia Law Library Annual Art Exhibit, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 “Southern Landscapes,” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
    1998 “Contemporary Landscape Artists,” Elise Goodheart Fine Art, Sag Harbor, NY
    1997 Two-person show, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1997 Group show, Ralston Fine Art, Johnson City, TN
    1996 “Loving the Land: Exploring Southern Regionalism,” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
    1994 Juried Show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1994 “Select: A Jurored Regional Exhibition,” (Award Winner) (also 1991) Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    1991 “Beyond Nature,” Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, D.C.
    1991 “National Works on Paper,” Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
    1990 “Landscape Paintings,” (3 person show) DuPont Gallery, Lexington, VA
    1990 “Coastal Exchange III,” 1708 East Main, Richmond, VA
    1989 Juried Show, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Award Winner) (also 1987), Newport News, VA
    1989 “15th Annual Shelby National Juried Art Show,” (1988,1987, 1985), Shelby Art League, Shelby, NC
    1989 “Four Charlottesville Artists,” 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1988 “Painting ’88,” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
    1988 “On the Fence,” (3 person show) The Cardinal Gallery at Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD
    1987 “Paintings Large and Small,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
    1987 Two-person show, Walker Art Center, Woodberry Forest, VA
    1987 “Southeastern Spectrum,” Henley Paper Company, Juried Show, Winston-Salem, NC
    1987 Regional Juried Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1986 “Current Visions II,” (Award Winner) Germanow Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Rochester, NY
    1985 Group Show, 305 West Cameron, Chapel Hill, NC
    1985 “The Charlotte Connection,” The MacIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    1985 “16th National Annual Fine Arts Competition, “Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC
    1985 “Recent American Works on Paper 1985,” Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Smithsonian Institution S.I.T.E.S. Tour
    1985 “Lynchburg Area Juried Art Show,” (Award Winner), Lynchburg, VA
    1984 “Abstraction,” Main Gallery of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
    1984 “22 Southeastern Artists from SECCA” Frank Porter Graham Carolina Union Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
    1984 “20th Annual Painting and Sculpture Juried Competition,” Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC
    1984 “New Paintings,” Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    1982 “Irene Leache Memorial Juried Exhibition,” (Award Winner) Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
    1980 “Virginia Painting and Sculpture 1981,” Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
    1980 “Exhibition for Undiscovered Artists,” (Award Winner) Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA
    1979 “Undergraduate Works on Paper Competition,” Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL