ART RETAILER OF THE YEAR
On Saturday 18th May Evergreen Art Cafe were crowned as Art Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Fine Art Trade Guild awards.
Speaking at the awards owner Simon Williams said "It's a fantastic achievement for our gallery to be recognised as the UK's leading Art Retailer and is all down to the hard work and dedication from all of the team here at Evergreen, and a big thank you to all of our wonderful customers!"
Fine art & great coffee
It’s what we do here at Evergreen
Located on Sheaf Street Daventry, Evergreen Art Café is not your average art gallery! By combining our love for fine art together with a passion for great coffee and delicious locally sourced food, we have created a unique way of enjoying art that is accessible to everyone.
NEW ORIGINAL ART
Artist of the Month
In secondary school Ben would draw portraits of his classmates and compare them with his friends purely for enjoyment until a portrait of his father was recognised and appreciated by all. After graduating with a Degree in Art, Ben tried his hand at digital painting as a concept artist in the film and video game industry but he felt it lacked the depth and feel of oil painting. It is clear to see that he is still inspired by this type of imagery. Ben’s diverse portfolio boasts a range of subject matter, from portraits and icons to landscapes and cityscapes. His other inspiration comes from surrounding views and occasional photographs he may capture himself.
Ben has discovered new ways to control his oil paint and brushes to get the mark making he desires. He has a unique process whereby he first paints his entire canvas in red and then goes on to add detail, choosing colours on the spot. Although he may have a basic composition in mind, he lets his brush come up with the shapes and the painting will evolve as he paints. He will then sleep on it and revisit his work with fresh eyes to see if any changes need to be made.