Evelyn Bartlett was born in Surrey in 1953. Trained as a Graphic designer, she moved to Devon and free-lanced as an illustrator and designer for publishers, hotels and theme parks to name a few. She has worked in watercolour and pencil but currently works mainly in gouache. She is particularly influenced by the sea, boats, harbours and water reflections and enjoys the bright bold style she first discovered in college. Evelyn now lives in Hampshire where she paints full time.