After gaining a Graphic Arts Degree in Cornwall, 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.
Andrew developed a broad experience and has contributed to projects in advertising, design, tv and film, architecture and digital media in the UK and internationally, as well as undertaking private and corporate commissions of original work. The influence of popular culture, classical realism and abstraction is carried through into his work today.
In 2008 Andrew began to divide his time between projects as both a painter and an illustrator. In 2009 he exhibited his representational work in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual show and has since returned to the Mall Gallery with the New English Art Club and the ROI.
"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."
Andrew's work is exhibited in the UK and now internationally. He lives and works in London.