Evans Thorne was born and grew up in Trinidad West Indies. After high school, he worked for the Government of Trinidad and saved money to come to the USA to study art. He attended Northern Virginia Community College in Virginia and Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting. After College, he returned to Trinidad and taught Art and Craft at Belmont Junior Secondary (a middle school) for two years before returning to the USA. He is influenced by the style and designs of African Art, Indian Art, Japanese paintings, middle eastern designs and Impressionist European Art. The colors and patterns of African American art and by folk art of the different cultures of the Americas..
He has exhibited his art in Trinidad and the USA from 1977 to 1982 and from 2017.
He uses acrylics, and mixed media to create colorful scenes of life and folk culture of the Caribbean.
His work is in private collections in both Trinidad and the USA.
He worked at Design and Production, Incorporated, Lorton VA for 33 years. (A Firm that Design, builds and install Museum Exhibits Worldwide) He is an experienced Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the Exhibit Design industry. He is skilled in Photography, Graphics Production, Adobe Creative Suite, Flexisign Pro, on PC and Mac. He was Assistant Art Director for over 18 years and Art Director for 4 years.
May 17, 2019
He is a member of Charles County Arts Alliance in Maryland.
The Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Artist Registry.
Black Artist of DC
Selected solo exhibitions
“Memories of Home” Crown Bakery, 5409 Georgia, Ave, NW, Washington DC 20011, (Feb 8-March 7, 2020)
“Women of the World” Tacoma Park Community center, 7500 Maple Avenue · Takoma Park, Md 20912 · USA (2019)
Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744. (2017)
The Community Mosque complex, Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI. (1979)
Arima Town Hall, Arima Trinidad WI. (1978)
National Museum and Art Gallery, Trinidad WI. (1978)
Miya Gallery, Washington D.C. (1977))
Group Invitational exhibitions
Identity Online Exhibition sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council. The exhibition runs ( 02/05/2021 to , 04/06/2021).
BADC Members. Title Creativity During the Pandemic Online Exhibition ( December 1st thru December 31st, 2020.)
The Charles County Arts Alliance Art Show, Waldorf Branch of Community Bank of the Chesapeake Gallery. (August 14 until January 19th, 2021)
Hill Center Galleries 2020 Regional Juried Exhibition. 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003 (February 5 – September 12th, 2020)
Perspective Prince Georges! Exhibition at Prince George’s County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2020)
Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition, September 19- November10th 2019 at Maryland Art Place (MAP 218 Saratogo Street, Baltimore MD 21201 (2019)
Caliente, a celebration of Caribbean Latin, and Hispanic American Art September 14th- October 19th 2019, Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
The Charles County Arts Alliance Summer-Fall Art Show, from July 3, 2019 to January 31, 2020. at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Black Artists of DC “Grass Roots” Art Exhibition, July 5th – July 28th 2019 at Artists and Makers Art Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville Maryland 20852
The Charles County Arts Alliance Spring-Summer 2019 Art Show, June 1– September 28, 2019, at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603
The Transformative Power of the Written Word The 7th Annual Alchemical Vessels Exhibition and Benefit at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009(2019)
Seeking Prince Georges! Exhibition at Prince George’s County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2019)
2018 Group Invitational exhibitions
BADC Original Fine Art Postcard Fundraiser Washington D.C (2018)
Art Watch DC, One House Ancestor Panel BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD 20874(2018)
Light of the Caribbean by Art Impact International Celebrating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury MD 20658 (2018)
Bring It! Exhibition at Prince George’s County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2018)
The Art of the Caribbean, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1982)
Caribbeana Arts Festival, Fondo Del Sol Arts and Media Center, Washington D.C (1982
Transitions, Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1981)
Tribute to Caribbean Independence
Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington D.C (1977)