Andy Evansen’s work has appeared in several national publications. He has served as President of the Minnesota Watercolor Society and judged the 2009 Grand Marais Plein Air competition and the 2010 Northstar Watercolor Society Exhibition. He took part in the Plein Air Painters of America 2011 Exhibition & has been invited to join their 2013 Exhibition. His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition. You can view his work at www.andyevansen.com. You can also watch this interesting documentary on Andy right here, which shows him using the Black Velvet brushes:
I've been painting watercolors for over 20 years, and have always used round brushes. After trying several different types, from the expensive sable to inexpensive synthetics, I was very pleased to come across Silver's Black Velvet brushes. The combination of natural squirrel & black synthetic hair gives me a brush that holds a lot of water & pigment with nice spring. The point stays sharp for a long time & allows me to go from a large wash to drawing a small shape without changing brushes. Because I like to paint plein air, it's nice to carry just a few brushes, & the Jumbo Round, the size 16 & size 10 are all I need to finish a painting.