Scenes from the New Forest
Andrew took up painting and drawing from an early age, encouraged by his artistic family. After studying at art schools in Bourneville and Wimbledon, he later won a place to the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Back in the UK Andrew found work as a freelance mural artist and scenery painter for clients such as The Royal Opera in Covent Garden, Disney and Warner Brothers. He is passionate about observational drawing and believes that visual artists need to learn and develop these skills in their own practice. Andrew became known for his cityscapes, appearing twice on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of The Year in 2018 and 2019. He now focuses on the beauty of the New Forest where he lives and works, taking particular interest in trees. Plein air paintings and drawings are later developed into larger studio works, using a variety of drawn and painted media. His work has sold to collectors both at home and abroad.