Arthur Evans was born in 1946 in Charleston, West Virginia, and moved in 1975 to California.
He taught German at the Defense language Institute in Monterey, California, and had only limited contact with painting during those eleven years of teaching.
In 1989 he left the language school and began to dedicate himself completely to painting.
He attended classes at a private art school in San Francisco for two years and then began to give art instruction in his own studio as well as painting for shows in and around the San Francisco area.
In 1998 Arthur moved to Cambria. His works are displayed in Cambria's finer galleries..