Andrew was born in Kent, south east England, in 1959. He gained a Graphic Arts Degree with Distinction, in Cornwall, and becoming attracted to the medium of advertising and visual communication, Andrew began a career in London as an illustrator and art director developing visual ideas and solutions.
Building on an appreciation of art, much of the work produced during this time was inspired by the styles and compositional techniques of artistic genres and artists. The influence of popular culture, classical realism and abstraction is carried through into his work today. During this time Andrew produced commissions and exhibition pieces but it was not until 2008 that he began to divide his time between projects as both a painter and an illustrator.
“My interest in the medium of painting is, not only as a visual communicator but as a physical artifact; art inhabits a space where the proximity between the viewer and the piece affects the perception of the work.
The subject and composition of a work dictates the approach and technique I employ, allowing the work to evolve through the medium. I am interested in the aesthetics of art and choose a variety of methods to describe components of the subject and composition. As a painter, I work with mediums and techniques; as an artist, I use those skills to explore and communicate new ideas. My objective is to make pieces which are both aesthetic and technically accomplished, to achieve intrinsic artistic value.”
Edinburgh Art Fair