Painter, Doing an MA at Camberwell, based in London.
“I’m fascinated by people, their stories, what they do in their day-to-day lives, and how they inhabit all sorts of environments. I admire people who make the best of tough situations, who think outside of themselves, in order to build a better society. My aim is to get across these values to others through a story, showing that the more that we do and learn from eachother the more enriching and unexpected life will be.
A quote from GK Chesterton helps convey the position from which I'm viewing these stories and the world around me:
‘At the back of our brains, so to speak, there was a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life was to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder.’
I believe Art has the power to remind us simply how beautiful the world is and also how it can bring people together to work on something side by side (bigger than their own ambitions), and create something that they’re truly proud of.
I Recently graduated from Newcastle, with a BA in Fine Art in 2019. I also spent half a year away in Niseko, Japan, before being forced to come back due to the world-affecting Coronavirus.
Eager to use this setback to my advantage, I started a weekly Youtube Channel. This helped me not only build a habit of producing work frequently, but also dissect my practice, and see the lessons that I can pass on to others. This resulted in the application to many Universities, and I’m currently on a Masters course in painting with Camberwell at UAL.
*December: Exhibited at Mall Galleries for the Annual Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition.
*May: Exhibited at the Hatton Gallery(Newcastle) for the Final Year Degree Show.
*June: Exhibited at the Copeland Gallery(London) for the Final Year
View Andrew's work in the virtual Ancora Gallery below