Andrew’s work is full of light, colour and mood. He has a passion for landscape subjects and portraiture, painting in oils as a preferred medium. His painting style is representational, yet with a contemporary use of bold colour and form. Since his early childhood living in Cornwall, he has had a strong affinity for the landscapes and coastline of this country, with its ever-changing light and weather. Andrew works out of his Oxfordshire Studio.
The changing light in a scene or place, sometimes witnessed only through a brief glimpse, is often the initial inspiration for a landscape composition. Wanting to capture something of being there, how he felt at the time and his reflections on sense of place, are important drivers. A painting is usually created back in the studio using sketches, notes and photographs taken on location, edited through memories.
Portraits are sometimes taken from life but are more often made from photographs. Some paintings are created ‘wet in wet’ in a single session, whilst others use more traditional techniques, building the paint up in layers over weeks or months.
Andrew is largely self-taught, supplemented with learning gained from many art classes and workshops attended over the years. These include short portrait courses at Heatherley's School of Fine Art, Chelsea.
He has exhibited in several public exhibitions, both solo and group ones. These have included Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Andrew has also carried out several portrait commissions.