Evans Thorne was born and grew up in Trinidad West Indies. After high school, he worked for the government of Trinidad and saved money to come to the USA to study art. He attended Northern Virginia Community College in Virginia and Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting (1977). After college, he returned to Trinidad and taught Art and Craft at Belmont Junior Secondary (a middle school) for two years before returning to the USA in 1979. He has exhibited his art in Trinidad and the USA from 1972 to 1983 and in 2017 and 2018. He worked at Design and Production, Incorporated, Lorton VA for 33 years. (A Firm that Design builds and install Museum Exhibits Worldwide) He is an experienced Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the Design industry. He is skilled in Photography, Graphics Production, Adobe Creative Suite, Flexisign Pro, on Pc and Mac.
The Culture of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean is my main subject. Color ties everything together. My art is about the conditions of people in everyday life. The emphasis is on the colors, designs, and placement of figures to suggest movement Color and texture guide the eye and set the mood. These paintings are about cultural activities practiced for over one hundred years in Trinidad, and influenced by the cultures of the original Native Indians of the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East, and far East. Tropical vegetation is also part of my portfolio of paintings. Life in the Caribbean today is influenced by cultures from Europe, Africa Asia, and the Middle East. This potpourri of cultures has resulted in a very diverse artistic climate in music, dance, visual art, and various crafts. The unique output from different island countries which add their own influences.
Fort Washington, MD, USA
Saturday, August 24, 2019
(3 - 5 PM)