Ric Evans is one of Canada’s preeminent abstract painters, having worked in the genre of geometric abstraction for the last forty years. Evans describes his practice as “orbital”, continuously referencing a central idea while bringing new observations and considerations to his work. Form and colour are combined in unique and playful combinations that highlight his approach of “informed intuition” inspired by his experiences and the natural world.


Ric Evans was born in 1946 in Toronto. His work is included in many museum and corporate collections in Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2015, Evans completed a large-scale commission for a prominent lobby location in one of the Toronto Dominion Towers in downtown Toronto. Evans’ work is included in the highly acclaimed anthology by Roald Naasgard, Abstract Painting in Canada (Douglas & McEntyre, 2008).