Circle Tree

Edward Evans
Keywords: Tree grown Urban landscapebeauty accidental natureAcrylic LinenAirbrush techniqueillusionAbstract expressionismfun interpretationApple Berries

Work Overview

Acrylic painting on canvas. 

"Circle Tree" was inspired by a modest sized, almost perfectly round tree growing in an unlikely place: a too small concrete planter box surrounded by a concrete sidewalk in a bank parking lot with a drive-through teller.  I smiled every time I walked past this tree.  Its bare branches were filled with many small round red decorative apples/berries.   It looked so out of place and so different than its surroundings that it was almost comical.  Even after moving away from the prairie of Southwest Minnesota, I still remember this special tree.  I had to make a painting of it.  The circle-art tree provides joy.


Edward Evans (1935 - ) is a contemporary American artist, has exhibited in Galleries & Museums around the world. He was born and educated in Minnesota where he earned MFA, MA and BS degrees at Southwest Minnesota State University. He founded the university’s art gallery and continuously served as the director of the gallery. 

His subject is Chinese text. He creates optically baffling renderings of the texts seemingly inscribed into (rather than onto) fluttering or crumpled tablets,papers or cloth. Creating visually stunning masterpieces. Evans has always been attracted to both illusion and abstraction in painting and enjoys the challenge of combining both qualities into his paintings. He is a very active exhibiting artist. 

American painter “Edward Evans' work, visually is stunning. The degree of illusion he achieves through his mastery of airbrush techniques is unique and different than the work of other traditional artists. His work had been exhibited all over Europe for over 150 exhibitions and collected by over 40 museums, private collection globally.