Rest in Peace | Thom Evans

("In Memoriam: Thom Evans" via Rockport Center for the Arts) "Rockport Center for the Arts mourns the loss of artist, Thom Evans, who passed away Friday, September 25th, 2015 in Kerrville, Texas.

Evans was born in West Virginia in 1946 and demonstrated his creative ability very early, learning to paint in oils at the age of nine. He sold his first piece when he was only 13 years-old. After fortuitously receiving a camera as a birthday gift, Evans developed a new perspective. Through this new lens he nurtured the art of seeing.

Image via ThomEvans.com
After attending college and the military, his early art career included: director of live shows in television, photojournalism, and creative director in advertising. He moved to Texas in the 1970s and established his own studio for photography advertising. In 1985, he left the commercial world of photography to paint and sculpt full-time. Ten years later, he moved to Rockport, where he would pursue his passion among other artists on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Thom Evans had a very successful and prolific career as an artist. His works are in collections throughout the United States and abroad. He is best known for a bold color palette and intuitive painting style. Thom taught classes in Rockport and the Hill Country, and was considered a wonderful teacher. Evans holds the special distinction of Rockport Art Festival poster artist in 2004.

Evans spent the last years of his life on his artist sanctuary, a ranch he called Bellaterra near Kerrville in the Texas Hill Country. Thom is survived by his wife and fellow artist, Deb Gioia."

(Click here to learn more about Thom Evans)

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