March 1st to 30th, 2014 – Chris Evitts “All at Sea”
I was trained in painting and drawing at O.C.A. in Toronto. I was born and raised in the Toronto area, although I did spend my formative years on the English south coast. I now live and paint in Guelph. My paintings and drawings are an ongoing exploration of the creatures, fears, connections, and vagaries of dreams, and the sub-conscious. Characters drift in and out, themes, symbols mix and match, the works are simultaneously playful and dark toned. A sort of hybrid of expressionism and surrealism.
I paint mostly in oils, I draw mostly in ink, and of late have been drawing on pottery.