About Andrew

    I can still recall my first smell of linseed oil and distilled turpentine over 30 years ago. I was 15 years of age and was working into the night to finish my first ever oil in time for the art exam deadline. Something connected deep down in me somehow and I dreamed that one day I would make painting my vocation. Encouraged by my art teacher at school I applied to Art College. I then went on to complete a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough Art College.

 

   In 2001 I was fortunate enough to have my work exhibited at one of the countries leading representational art galleries. The demand for my painting took me by surprise and I was able to see the quality and value of my work increase quite rapidly. This gave me the confidence to commit fully to what I had always dreamt of, which was to paint for a living.

 

I have been a full-time artist now since 2002 and it’s a real joy and privilege to make a living out of something that I truly love to do.

Personal Information

Born 1972, Lancashire, England

Lives and works in the Ribble Valley with his wife Susie and 2 children.

Awards & Nominations:

2018- Recently voted one of the top 15 Hyper-realist artists in the World today

2015 ‘Art Renewal Centre' - Finalist

2012 ‘Art Renewal Centre'- Finalist

2011 ‘Art Renewal Centre’- Finalist

2012 ‘Art Renewal Centre’- Finalist

2011 ‘Art Renewal Centre’- Finalist

2010 ‘Art Renewal Centre’- Finalist

2009 ‘Art Renewal Centre’- Finalist- 2 Honourable mentions in the still life category

2008 ‘Art Business Today’ competition- Finalist

2007 ‘Art Business Today’ competition- Finalist

2005 SAA - International art competition- Winner -Still life artist of the year

2004 SAA - International art competition- Finalist, figure painter of the year

2004 Daily Mail ‘ Not the Turner Prize’- Finalist

1994 Ashworth and Thompson prize at Nottingham open.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

 

2017

Beckstones Art Gallery, England 

 

2015

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

 

2013

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

 

2011

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

 

2009

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

 

2007

Beckstones Art Gallery, England.

 

2005

Beckstones Art Gallery, England

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