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Born in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, along with five siblings, Michael Evans is fundamentally a self-taught artist, with formal design training at The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Indiana. His art is sometimes known for blurring the line between fine art, illustration and graphic design. He essentially began his art career in high school rendering ink drawings onto fellow vocational classmates’ coveralls for a small fee. Shortly after high
My fine artwork is a sum total of various experiences in both the visual arts and my life in general. Technique and style-wise, the development of my work is drawn from past experience in airbrushing, sign painting and illustration as well as inspiration from Surrealism, abstract and ethnic style art. Content-wise I often incorporate butterflies – derived from childhood sites of memories where I played in fields populated with butterflies of different colors like a distant fantasy; African symbols and/or paterns, and vibrant colors, from my native culture in the Virgin Islands where dashikis and carnival troops adorned in a range of African textiles and masks made up a great part of my childhood impression of Africa, a culture similar to my own; elements that express the rising up from and overcoming of struggles along the way.
Currently selling high quality prints on both canvas and art paper with archival inks.
Prices range from $200.00 to $500.00 framed and signed.
Digital / Graphic Design – The Art Institute of Indianapolis
Harrison Center for the Arts
2nd Place – Indiana Black Expo Art Show and Competition; Indianapolis, Indiana
1st Place – Wilson Active Artist Art Show; Wilson, North Carolina
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