A special exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings, which opens at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Wales in Machynlleth on April 18, marks Alun Evans’ 70th birthday in May.
Alun is an artist printmaker originally from Pembrokeshire who now lives in Cheshire.
The natural and industrial landscapes of Wales and the Northwest of England are the focus of his creative work, which includes collagraphs, monotypes, screen prints and linocuts as well as drawing and painting in a range of media.
He uses his original family home in Fishguard as his base for his field trips with his sketchbook, camera and drawing board and then works up his ideas in his studio near Chester.
On his trips through the fields, high moorland, coast and villages he asks himself “What is going on here? What has gone on here?” Then, as his ideas develop in the studio, he asks the same questions of the work in hand. This makes each artwork particularly individual to that place and his personal experience of the place.
Lucinda Middleton, curator of the Richard and Ann Mayou Fund at MOMA Wales, said: “We are very pleased to mark Alun Evans’ 70th birthday with this exhibition.
“It is exciting to see this retrospective showing a selection of Alun’s work since 2000. It gives us an excellent opportunity to see the variety and depth of his subjects and techniques.”
Alun holds a Masters degree in Fine Art and his work is in the Tabernacle Collection at MOMA Wales as well as the National Museum of Wales, National Library of Wales and other collections across the UK and abroad.
The exhibition runs until June 27 and the museum is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.