After studying exhibition design at Birmingham’s College of Art in the early 1960s, Peter Evans began working as a professional artist, initially concentrating on abstract paintings and constructions. In 1966 he took over the management of Warwick Fine Arts, a well-established Birmingham-based company dealing in paintings, etchings and framing, and for the next 18 years he successfully combined the running of his business with maintaining a consistent ouput of work from his own studio. At this time, his abstract constructions were mainly exhibited at the Compendium Gallery, Moseley.
The demand for Peter’s work steadily increased and in 1984 he decided to give up his business commitments in order to focus entirely on his painting, in which he was now developing a strong realist style. Since then, his paintings have been widely exhibited. During the past ten years, Peter’s images of cafes, shop frontages and other, mainly French subjects, have reached a far wider audience through the publication, in poster form, of 16 of his paintings. The artist was elected a full member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1990 and since 1996 he and his beautiful wife have lived in the Dordogne region of France, where he now has a large studio.