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 African Art, the style and designs of Indian Art, Japanese paintings, middle eastern designs and Impressionist European Art. The colors and patterns of African American art.
He has exhibited his art in Trinidad and the USA from 1977 to 1982 and from 2017 to 2020.
He uses acrylics, and mixed media to create colorful scenes of folk culture of the Caribbean.
He is a member of Charles County Arts Alliance in Maryland and Black Artist of DC.
He has exhibited his Art in Trinidad and the DMV area.
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
The Culture of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean is my main subject. Color ties everything together. My art is about the conditions of people in everyday life. The emphasis is on the colors, designs and placement of figures to suggest movement Color and texture to guide the eye and set the mood. I am influenced by folk art of different cultures. Folklife activities practiced for over one hundred years in the Islands, and influenced by the cultures of Africa, the original Native Indians of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Traditions passed down since slavery. Childhood memories of these dances and performances art part of my paintings. I remember the vibrant cultural events with all the colors and movement. I am influenced by African Art, the style and designs of Indian Art, Japanese paintings, middle eastern designs and Impressionist European Art.
Life in the Caribbean today is influenced by cultures from Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle and far East. This potpourri of cultures has resulted in a very diverse artistic climate in music, dance, visual art and various crafts. Unique output from different island countries which add their own influences.
Selected solo exhibitions
Solo Show at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. January 12 -April 13th 2022. Extended to July 13th 2022. Presented by The Charles County Arts Alliance
“Memories of Home” Crown Bakery, 5409 Georgia, Ave, NW, Washington DC 20011. USA (2020)
“Women of the World” Tacoma Park Community center, 7500 Maple Avenue · Takoma Park, Md 20912 · USA (2019)
“Contradiction” Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744. USA. (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
Protect Habitat, Save the Planet – 3D virtual exhibition by Art Impact® International Exhibit April 22nd to July 30th 2022
53rd Annual Laurel Art Guild Reception Saturday, April 10th, 2-4 pm at the Montpelier Arts Center.On view April 2nd through May 1, 2022.
The Charles County Arts Alliance Art Show, Waldorf Branch of Community Bank of the Chesapeake Gallery. (January 4th 2022 until June 10th, 2022)
Finding Home, the 33rd Annual Prince Georges Juried Exhibit. Harmony Hall Art Center Nov 15th 2021 to Jan 7th 2022.
The Charles County Arts Alliance Art Show, Waldorf Branch of Community Bank of the Chesapeake Gallery. (August 14th 2021 until January 4th, 2022)
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 – December 31, 2020)
Perspective Prince Georges! Exhibition at Prince George’s County Delegation Room, House of Delegate, Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis MD 21401(2020)
BADC Original FIine Art Postcard Fundraiser Washington D.C (2019)
Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition, September 19- November 10th, 2019 at Maryland Art Place (MAP 218 Saratoga 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-Sumer 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)
BADC Original FIine 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)