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Excerpts from selected reviews



from Austin American Statesman, January 1989 -

"His subjects are as varied as the Texas landscape, ranging from the mesas of West Texas to the limestone cliffs along Central Texas creeks and the sandy shoals of South Texas. The barren West Texas landscape is ably described by Evans in an untitled oil on canvas. Using an aerial perspective, a vast valley is described in the colors of the soil - siennas, umbers, ochers, and green-grays. Another landscape, curiously titled Sleepwalker, presents wind carved hills at dusk in tones of dark green. Evans fastidiously orders the landscape into planes and connecting passages of color registered into harmonies of shade and tint. The adroit handling of color pushes the hills into the distance and creates the illusion of a vast, receding plane." - Francine Carraro


from the Austin American Statesman, August 15 1992 -

"Among the most beautiful pieces in the show are four paintings by Thomas Evans. Utilizing large-scale canvases, Evans lays claim to rough territory accented by expansive, cloud-filled skies. Inwards like Beyond the Pale, a typical western America scene is haunted by cumulus formations that threaten as they tease with silver linings. His earthy palette is perfectly accented by hints of bronze and gold." - J.R. Oleson


from the Austin Chronicle 1994 -

"Thomas Evans dominates the landscape category in this show. Camille Lyons, gallery owner, comments on Evans considerable success with his work in Colorado and El Paso." - Rebecca Cohen


from the Austin American Statesman, May 25 1999 -
Over the passenger queues hang two monumental series of paintings by Austin artists. For the east ticket counter, Thomas Evans painted a wide-scree version of Enchanted Rock that alternates between photo-realism and deft abstraction.Ē - Michael Barnes


from DWELL Magazine, November 2006 -
"And most spectacularly, there is Thomas Evansí Hill of the Medicine Man, a 100-foot-long mural that can knock you over in the early dawn, when you havenít had enough coffee and you are wondering about the land outside the windows. Itís a painting of an Austin landmark long before Austin was there. Itís kind of a direct artistic flight to Enchanted Rock, a giant batholith just outside of town." - Robert Sullivan