After gaining an Art and Design Degree in 1980, Andrew worked as a freelance illustrator, collaborating on commercial projects in advertising, design, TV and film, until 2008 when he returned to painting. His art practice is predominantly centred on figurative painting. Andrew’s still life paintings of sweet foods describe temptation and desire with undertones of the erotic and sensual whilst his generic figure pieces are an oblique portrayal of discreet sexuality, gender and equality. Stylistically, Andrew’s work refers to Baroque & Rococo portraiture, contemporary painting and his interest in formalism and visual culture.

 

“I’m curious about aesthetic appreciation and how we know if something is good or bad art. A painting, or any artwork, is a physical and cognitive record of the process an artist has engaged in when making it. Regardless of how successful it is, the finished piece will inevitably be an authentic account of this process and open to examination. But it’s the contextualisation of an artwork, in a place or through critical engagement, that truly influences our perception and intellectual judgement of it.”

Born 1959 in Kent, England, Andrew lives and works in London.

2018

2017

2016 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Selected exhibitions

Art Salon, Bath, UK.

NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

National Open Art Competition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London.

Panter & Hall, AAF Battersea, London

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.

Fairfax Gallery, Royal Tunbridge Wells

 National Open Art Competition, Mercers Hall, London.

Panter & Hall, AAF Battersea, London.

Thompson’s Gallery, London, UK.

Alexander Gallery, Bath, UK.

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. Invitation.

Panter & Hall, AAF Battersea, London and AAF New York.

Solo show, Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth, UK.

Alexander Gallery, Bath, UK.

Panter & Hall, AAF Battersea, London and Singapore & Hong Kong.

127th ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London

Alexander Gallery, Bath, UK.

Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, London.

126th ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Alexander Gallery, Bath, UK.

Solo show, Unix Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA.

Blackheath Gallery, London.

125th ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Blackheath Gallery, London.

Christmas, Blackheath Gallery, London.

124th ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Spring, Blackheath Gallery, London, UK.

35th Christmas exhibition Blackheath Gallery, London.

123rd ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

National Open Art Competition, Minerva Gallery, Chichester.

NEAC Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

122nd ROI Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Awards

ING Discerning Eye 2017, London and South East Region Award for outstanding work.

Experience

2008 - present, visual artist.

1980 - 2018. Illustrator.

1976 - 1980. MSIAD, Faculty of Art and Design, Cornwall, UK.

Contact 

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