ANDREW INNES

 
 

Andrew paints for the sheer joy and challenge of it. In his own words, his paintings reflect, “an on-going attempt to distinguish the essential from the decorative and to discern the rhythms, patterns and geometry in nature.”He derives his greatest delight from the physicality of the creative process – the act of “scraping, rubbing, blotting and tearing to get a particular effect.”

 

While best known for his landscapes, his mixed-media works are also attracting attention.

 

Born in Jamaica, schooled in England, he settled in Canada in 1973. He studied at the Academy of Art Canada, formerly the College Street Studio, from 2001 - 2005.

 

A painter and drawer from childhood, Andrew was a chartered accountant until he turned to painting full-time in 2001.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2011 -  “Series in Parallel” – The John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville

2010 -  “Colour and Form” – The Alton Mill Gallery, Alton, Caledon,

2008 -  “Landscape: Architecture” – Gallery 121, Belleville

2008 -  Featured Artist at Gallery ArtPlus, Belleville

2007 -  Featured Artist - Madoc Public Library Gallery

2006 -  Featured Artist - Stirling Public Library Gallery

2006 -  “Mixed” -  Gallery One-Twenty-One

2017 -  Solo Show -  Mad Dog Gallery

 

Awards:

 

·       Ontario Craft Council Award, Expressions 2010, Quinte Arts Council’s Annual Juried Show

·       Juror’s Choice Award, Expressions 2010, Quinte Arts Council’s Annual Juried Show

·       Juror’s Choice Award Expressions 2009, Quinte Arts Council’s Annual Juried Show

·       Jurors’ Honourable Mention Award, Expressions 2008, Quinte Arts Council’s Annual Juried Show

 

 

RECENT WORK - all paintings watercolour unless noted

location Mad Dog Gallery

MEDIA         acrylic on board, watercolour, oil on canvas, mixed-media


subjects landscape, abstract