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Light of the Caribbean Artist

evans thorne

Artist's Bio

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 designs, builds and installs 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 pain, suffering, joy, pleasures, and disappointments of life. I am also interested in nature with its unique shapes, colors, contrast, harmony, and chaos, the peace and unpredictable of it.  My art is influenced by the shapes, patterns, bright colors and designs found in paintings from Africa, India, Central and South America, Japan and the unique designs and patterns of Middle Eastern art. The emphasis is on the colors, designs and the placement of figures to suggest movement. Color and paint texture to guide the eye and to set the mood. My work is mainly realistic with some surreal touches. I paint what I see and feel.


-Evans Thorne

Fort Washington, Maryland

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