Melvyn Evans studied at Carmarthen Art College and Exeter where he completed his degree in illustration. He was at Goldsmiths College, London and took up drawing classes at the Royal College of Art under the tuition of Bryan Kneale RA.
Melvyn originally started out as a Marine Engineer, working mostly on submarines, but even then he was drawing and painting.
Melvyn has undertaken illustration commissions for magazines such as Elle, Red and Homes & Gardens. This in turn led to illustration work for design: Sainsbury's wine labels, Marks & Spencer food packaging and advertising work for Network Southeast, Mini Cooper and many more.
At the begining of 2021, Melvyn took some time to answer some questions about his background, his work, and his process.
Selected Exhibitions include:
London Transport Museum
Science Museum, London
National Open Art Exhibition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester
National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
The Orangery, Knole, Kent
Bankside Gallery, London
Award winner at Menier Gallery, London. Presentation by Ken Howard RA.
Bursary award winner for South East Open Studios
Silver Award winner Serco/AOI Prize for Illustration for Transport for London
Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art