John Borden Evans was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to American parents. John now lives in North Garden, just south of Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Beth Neville Evans. He graduated from Davidson College as a studio art major and has been painting the natural views surrounding him ever since.
In 1980, he and his wife moved to Beth Neville's family farm house in North Garden, Virginia. There they raised their two children and now John spends a lot of time looking after his five grandchildren who all live nearby. John enjoys working in his garden, building things and being a good neighbor.
Over the years, John’s paintings have become more and more about place. That place is his immediate environment, the cattle fields, the trees, the fences and the skies.
His textured acrylic paintings have been shown in numerous galleries across the South, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington DC, Nashville, Columbia, SC, and Raleigh, NC.