Landscapes and cityscapes painted using only white oil paints where light falling on the texture of the paint creates the image.
When and how did you become an artist?
Art has always been in me and I have always been able to draw but I never studied formally. Having been involved in the creative industry for 25 years as a graphic designer I finally decided to follow my heart and study Fine Art and am now doing a Fine Art degree at Westminster University as a mature student.
This year I entered the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the first time and my painting was selected and included in the exhibition. It sold on the first day of the show and since then I have had commissions and been selling my paintings.
I have recently moved into a studio in Windsor which will allow me to work on larger paintings.
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
The tension between the rural landscapes, buildings and high rise development fascinates me. Cranes and trees often feature in my paintings as I see them as the perfect icons to illustrate this tension. I am also interested in the immediacy and quantity of imagery. How through our phones we hold access to every image in our hands, and we have the power to dismiss an image with a wave of a finger.
My aim in all my work is to draw viewers in and for the work to slowly reveal itself. It is my way of slowing down time, to remove them to a place where the world drifts slightly away. My work tends to sneak up on you and slows you down as it transforms and I like that. It’s such a contrast to the instant imagery that’s all around us.
Being textured and white my paintings reflect the light of their environment and change as the light around them changes, different areas become visible and other fade making them subtly ebb and flow.
Tell us your favourite joke... :-D
What's brown and sticky?
I guess you won't ask me for a joke again! ;-)
To Contact Andy:
Telephone: 07709 353740