The Artists Beginning

  Andrew has been working as a portrait artist for over 20 years. He is a figurative realist painter and specialises in portraiture. He works in a highly detailed and intensely realistic manner and aims for a pure and objective likeness.  Andrew has exhibited 10 times in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and short listed for the first prize on 4 occasions. In 2006 he won first prize in the BP Portrait Award for his portrait of the artist Lucian Freud's first wife - Kitty Godley, which is now in the collection at The New Art Gallery, Walsall. Other notable sitters that Andrew has painted and drawn  include:-

  As well as famous sitters Andrew enjoys finding out interesting people from all walks of life such as Native American Indians, Hippies and  Vietnam veterans during a project at his American gallery in Santa Fe. Car workers, Jazz musicians Mafia members and Cosplay punks for a travel Award project in Tokyo which was exhibited in a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery and Steelworkers, Musicians and Hells Angels from his native Black Country.

  Andrew has exhibited his work in public and commercial galleries throughout the world and has work in many collections. He has had solo exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery-London,    Andreeva Gallery-Santa Fe, New Mexico , USA, -Plus One gallery, London and  Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels. There is more detailed information in my CV section.

  " I found my subject matter in my early 20's and never looked back. People are endlessly fascinating to me and I find portraiture totally absorbing and enduring"


For a closer look and more information about each of these roughs please click on one of the thumbnail images below: