Feathers, scales or fur – they all come out perfectly when painted by British nature artist Andrew Hutchinson. Living on the North York Moors, Andrew is so passionate about nature that he’s a part-time ranger with the Forestry Commission and monitors the activity of adders and certain bird species in his area to help conserve them.
Being out and about, experiencing nature, is a crucial source of inspiration him in his work, and Andrew loves the area where he lives. The way nature, as the ultimate recycler, reclaims and transforms objects with decay is endlessly fascinating to him. He also enjoys looking at Jurassic fossils and Oriental antiques.
Andrew has an NDD in illustration from the Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Andrew paints with acrylic on board. Many of his pictures are inspired by the infinite variety and complexity that are produced in the natural world, particularly in the area of texture and colour.
I paint in acrylic on board and many of the paintings I produce are inspired by the infinite variety of texture and colour that exists in the natural world.
Andrew’s style is a form of enhanced realism. He aims to achieve an accurate, realistic representation but with a little added something that only a painting can give. Influences include Alan Hunt, Terence Lambert, Robert Bateman and Ray Harris-Ching.
Royal Society of Miniature Artists, Sculptors and Gravers - Mall Galleries London 2014.
The Automobile Association
New York Botanical Gardens
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