Springwood High's head of art and photography could be on the verge of making the step from school teacher to old master after joining the ranks of a London art brokerage that exhibits clients’ work all across Europe.
Lee Eveson studied at Nottingham Trent and De Montfort Universities, before completing a Masters at Coventry School of Art and joining Springwood - part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust.
Last year his abstract paintings, inspired by the Norfolk seascape, saw him reach the final 10 out of 2, 000 entrants in the nationwide Visual Art Open contest, and he has now been taken on as a client by a company called Little Van Gogh.
“They rent, sell and exhibit prestige art by early to mid-career artists in major commercial buildings across London and Europe,” he explained.
“They exhibit a body of original works by one artist, moving it to a new venue, and new audience, every two months. My work will be exhibited and tour in a collection of 11 pieces across the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy.”
Mr Eveson has been at Springwood for eight years. This year, he has also entered the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, and is working hard on keeping pupils engaged creatively during lockdown.
His own personal success could act as their inspiration, as securing representation by Little Van Gogh will be exposing his work to a huge international audience, offering up all kinds of possibilities, judging by the success of other clients.
“Over the last 24 years Little Van Gogh has helped more than 100,000 people to discover the work of over 1000 international emerging artists across six European countries,” he added.