I have passed this scene a hundred times on the way home and always was inspired to paint it. Finally one version of it is done. When you find a location that inspires like this one does there is usually more than one painting there.
This is a daily journey in the tradition of the Group of Seven where sketches were made to capture the nature and daily moods of their subjects. Join me on my road as a sketch hunter who “has delightful days of drifting about among people, in and out of the city, going anywhere, everywhere, stopping as long as he likes - no need to reach any point, moving in any direction following the call of interests. He moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook. Like any hunter he hits or misses. He is looking for what he loves, he tries to capture it. It's found anywhere, everywhere. those who are not hunters do not see these things. The hunter is learning to see and to understand - to enjoy.” Robert Henri
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.
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 Brighton and maintains a studio and gallery there. Andrew is presently at St Lawrence College as Curator of the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery and Fine Arts Professor and Faculty Advisor. Andrew has also taught at Durham College, the Varley art gallery, and Cedar Ridge Art centers. Andrew is also the Director of the Markham School of Fine Art and also taught at the Uxbridge school of Art.