Andy Waite

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Oil Sketches

Overview

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.

CV

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

MAGAZINE FEATURES
2006: 25 Beautiful Homes
2003: Country Homes & Interiors
Chichester Observer Magazine
1999: Country Living
1995: Article in The Artist

PRIZE
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

 

 

 

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Illumine. Personal Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex

2015 The Minster Gallery, Winchester, Hants
2015 Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, West Sussex
2015 – 1989: Arundel Gallery Trail Open House, West Sussex
2014 Gallery Muse, Petersfield, Hants
2014 – 2008: Christmas Exhibition, Open House, Arundel
2007 Flowers Gallery, Emsworth, Hants
2005 Galereya, Arundel, West Sussex
2003 Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, West Sussex
1999 & 1998 Nicholas Bowlby Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1998 Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex
1996 The Catto Gallery, London
1994 The Nicholas Bowlby Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1992 Christie’s Education Department, London

TWO MAN SHOWS

2014: Highgate Contemporary Art, Highgate, London
2013: Highgate Contemporary Art, Highgate, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Interpretations of Landscape. Group Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2017 Works on Paper. Group Exhibition. Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, W. Sussex
2015: David Simon Contemporary, Bath
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with The Art Agency
2015 – 14: Claremont Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent
2015 – 11: The Minster Gallery, Winchester, Hants
2014: Gallery Muse, Petersfield, Hampshire
Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove, East Sussex
Thackeray Gallery, Kensington, London
2014 – 13: Highgate Contemporary Art, Highgate, London
Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
2014 – 12: The Art Agency, Esher, London
2013: The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Highgate Contemporary Art
2013 – 12: Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester, Glos
Art at Five, Brighton, East Sussex
2013 – 08: The Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
2012: The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with The Linda Blackstone Gallery
2012 – 11: The Architect’s Gallery, Teddington, London
2012 – 08: The Linda Blackstone Gallery, Rickmansworth, Herts
2011: The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with The Linda Blackstone Gallery