Andrew has an overwhelming urge to create. This drive comes from deep within him, a need to explore and find something to say, to have his own individual voice. As humans we have evolved from nature and therefore have a deeply ingrained physical and spiritual connection with it. Andrew creates paintings as a response to his own experience of landscape. In these places of solitude he find tranquillity and a level of contentment that comes from being alone with your own thoughts, memories and dreams.
Andrew constantly experiments with a range of techniques to evoke the raw experience of nature. He likes to go for a walks with his sketchbooks and camera and return to the studio to work from the images, memories and feelings. Andrew alters things constantly in his paintings saying “I guess it’s like nature itself, in a continual state of change”. He enjoys working on several paintings at the same time, constantly refining them or letting them rest as he decides what further work is needed. The resultant paintings are as much about Andrew’s feelings and the atmosphere of a place as they are about how it looks. As a result they are not always ‘realistic’ and can be quite abstract. This is important as it allows viewers to bring their own interpretation and experience to the work.