Andy Hamblin started his long creative career at Southend School of Art Design, England and was a very successful international commercial artist and digital retoucher for many years winning several creative industry awards. From a very early age Andy developed his intricate painting style, winning his first oil painting competition aged nine and his first commission piece aged seventeen whilst on a four year ‘Society of Industrial Artists and Designers’ (SIAD) course.
Now, an international selling artist, Andy is driven to capture in every painting his deep and profound love of the rural countryside and his personal connection with the wildlife he encounters along the way. With ‘ultra-fine’ detail, Andy is renowned in portraying the beauty and intricate textures that nature creates, especially trees. Behind every landscape painting is weeks, months and sometimes years of exploring the natural beauty of the English countryside, searching stunning views with the perfect mix of atmospheric conditions. An integral part of this process is capturing the wonder of ‘natural light’, giving his paintings real life and drama. Andy patiently captures a ‘one-off’ original photograph for studio reference, before committing himself to canvas using an intricate ‘10/0’ miniature detail brush throughout.
Since moving to his 17th Century cottage studio in East Sussex, Andy has absorbed the period atmosphere around him, sensing the emotional connection that the ‘great masters’ lived through when creating their timeless paintings. Andy’s intricate detailing lets you share the experience whilst taking you on his journey of discovery.
Andy’s paintings and commission piecess continue to inspire art connoisseurs around the globe.