The art crowd came out in force to support art dealer Paul Evans who has taken over the prestigious art gallery Canvas on the affluent Stranmillis Road in Belfast.

Paul Evans and Girlfriend Jane Ennis celebrating the relaunch of Canvas Galleries, in conjunction with Paul Evans Fine Art.

Paul Evans and Girlfriend Jane Ennis celebrating the relaunch of Canvas Galleries, in conjunction with Paul Evans Fine Art.

Breathing new life into the well-known gallery Paul has already re-imaged the exhibition space giving it a sharp new look, transforming it into a sleek, urban haven for art aficionados across the city.

Johnny Smyth (from Hugo Thomas), Paul Evans and Hugo Finlay (Owner of Hugo Thomas) at the relaunch.

Johnny Smyth (from Hugo Thomas), Paul Evans and Hugo Finlay (Owner of Hugo Thomas) at the relaunch.

Canvas will host a diverse range of highly collectable local artists including Ian Cumberland, Tim Weir, James Millar and David Shanks as well as international names including, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Damien Hirst, and Salvador Dali.