Andy's first contemporary portrait
Well known for his landscape and period building paintings, Andy has taken the next leap into portraiture. Diversifying from '50 shades of landscape green' he feels completely energised painting subtle skin tones with vibrant contemporary colours.
Not leaving behind his 'traditional' techniques, Andy still uses impasto textured backgrounds with velatura overtinting, creating interesting textured backgrounds behind his sitter.
Andy says: "It was a huge honour to paint 'Maya', putting her faith in me to produce this first portrait. Now i've got the energy and enthusiasm to continue learning and creating other portraits".
Already, Andy is working on another portrait of a beautiful young lady in a very contemporary style.