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Andrew uses a subtle palette, and characteristically makes use of atmospheric light and unusual colours. Scenes are immediately recognisable and because he paints en plein air, have an immediacy and vitality about them.
Andrew is a well-established Cornish artist whose work is much collected. His subjects are predominantly local landscapes and seascapes, approached in a contemporary style which is reminiscent of Impressionist paintings but very much his own.
“First and foremost I paint outdoors, on the spot in oil and acrylic. I believe that this method of working gives the most authentic results - it is as if a piece of the day has been seized. I am not obsessive about starting and finishing all of the painting in-situ, although this does happen on many occasions.
"It could be said that my working process is an organic one, incorporating and utilising many methods. I think that over the past four or five years my visual memory has become more adept and I am gradually building a good collection of sketchbooks and colour studies to help in the production of future work. I want to be able to produce paintings that have authenticity about them. Most of all, I want them to reflect my surroundings in a truthful and simple way.”