Art Medium: painting, portraits
In later years, Andrew studied for a degree in Fine Art. The course specialised in digital media, but again and again Andrew would return to painting as his source of inspiration and expression. Andrew has worked in many different fields, including immunopharmacology, printing and electronics. He has also performed as a singer and musician, is keenly interested in physics and cosmology and occasionally works in design and video editing – but painting has always been and continues to be his singular, overriding passion.
About his work, Andrew says, ‘ Painting is an intellectual pursuit. Painting requires prior learning. Painting is rigorous and of a technical nature, but a painting should not necessarily lay the burden of these demands upon its audience. I strive constantly to paint in a manner which fulfils these criteria – to create work which communicates those things which I cannot say with words, to communicate them clearly and, hopefully, to do so through the language of beauty.’