Andrew is an accomplished painter in acrylic, oil and Watercolor mediums. Using a highly imaginative palette of the three primaries plus white Andrew has learned that all the colors of the universe are at hand. Combining this with a loose, inventive colorful style and with great freshness and immediacy he paints the landscape. Painting mostly on location [En Plein Air], Andrew paints in all four seasons capturing the beauty and natural rhythms of each. Andrew has painted from coast to coast traveling painting and capturing in paint this vast land.

Born in Scotland, Andrew has fallen in love with his new homeland Canada. Using various media and traveling extensively, Andrew captures the rhythms, colors and moods of the landscape that inspires him. Andrew studied in Victoria and four years at OCAD. He presently lives in Toronto and maintains a studio in Stouffville. Andrew is presently retracing Tom Thomson's canoe routes through Northern Ontario. Andrew has embarked on a new and exciting challenge at St Lawrence College as Curator of the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and Fine Arts Professor and Faculty Advisor. Andrew is also the director of the Markham School of Fine Art and also teaches at the Uxbridge school of Art.

Andrew also runs his highly popular summer school of art called ArtVentures where he teaches outdoor landscape painting in Unionville and the Toronto islands and Quebec City. This is an intensive one week on location painting class where the students learn everything they need to know about landscape painting in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Andrew will be celebrating his fifth year of travel trips.

This summer is also an exciting year for Andrew since he will be adding three new workshops this year. A one week painting course with the Varley Art Gallery celebrating the galleries 10 th anniversary with recreating Varley’s summer art school in Doon.This is a one week outdoor painting course teaching students to paint en plein aire.This year Andrew will be teaching at the 1000 islands school of art and the Loyalist college summer School of art.

Andrew will also be Artist in residence at Presquile Provincial Park this summer for a full week of painting and interaction with residents, artists and patrons. Please come by to say hello or watch Andrew paint the parks diverse landscapes. Andrew has been teaching his highly successful Brush With nature program at the park for the last five years.

This year Andrew and fellow artist Ron Brown created the Miata painting society of North America. Ron and Andrew travel the back roads from California to the winding roads of Quebec looking for new and exciting scenery to paint.

Andrew's work can be seen at the Masterpiece Art Gallery in the beach of Toronto, the Green Goose gallery in Uxbridge and his own gallery, the Northern lights Gallery in Stouffville and public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Andrew has embarked on a new and exciting challenge at St Lawrence College as Curator of the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and Fine Arts Professor & Faculty Advisor.

 


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