Andy Waite’s landscapes draw from the tradition of the Romanticists whilst expressing an
energy that is distinctly contemporary. These paintings immerse you in, and are a celebration of the English landscape and all its elemental power. Their abstracted quality and emotive spontaneity mean they do not always reveal themselves immediately, asking you to return and discover something not at first seen, offering an ongoing dialogue that only slowly unfolds.
Unspoken conversations playing out that embrace all the senses, and the imponderable nature of the earth beneath us and the sky above.
Icons and Angels
These imagined portraits reference historical icons with their colouring, use of gold, halos and Christian ancestry. However, they are not based solely on religious figures. Rather they concern themselves with every day emotion, the titles suggesting themselves on completion as their
expressions reveal their character.
The angels are inspired by graveyard statues and suggest a contemplative quality, traditionally evoking sorrow or loss, but which here bring their blessings back to life.
Full time painter from 1989 onwards.
Freelance graphic designer & signwriter: 1988 – 78
Graphics & Illustration S.I.A.D. West Sussex College of Art & Design 1977 – 74
2006: 25 Beautiful Homes
2003: Country Homes & Interiors
Chichester Observer Magazine
1999: Country Living
1995: Article in The Artist
2015: Highly Commended, Sussex Artists Award, Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex
The Derek Davis Award, Arundel Gallery Trail, Arundel, West Sussex
2008: 1st Prize The Stride Open, Chichester, West Sussex
2018 Illumine. Personal Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2017 Interpretations of Landscape. Group Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2017 Works on Paper. Group Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex