Johnson & Greutzner mention one artist with this name, W J Evans (there are many W Evans) and this was the name of a Birmingham painter who exhibited there in 1897. Whybrow records the name as visiting the Arts Club in St Ives in the following decade. Nothing further is known at this time.
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p324)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1901-10 artists' colony pp 213-4)