Brush Gallery is very excited to be hosting a solo exhibition of new
paintings by Mel Evans. This new body of work features androgynous
figures painted in oil on linen and will run in the gallery throughout
Mel says, “’Once’ is about the beauty of androgyny and queerness, the
courage of those who paved the way for the freedom of expression we
are seeing today and the quiet strength of femininity”
Mel Evans is a freelance artist specialising in figurative works. Mel
paints using oils in a predominantly realistic way and takes inspiration
from unusual and contrasting light and in trying to capture a feel or
emotion through a look or expression. Lately, Mel has come to
compositionally abstract areas of a figure or figures. Using white light
and the exposed stretched linen that she paints upon, she highlights
the colours and positioning of the anatomy, in an attempt to capture
the intimacy and memory of a moment shared or experienced.
Mel has exhibited her highly collectable artwork throughout the UK.
She lives and works in Brighton.