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About the Artist

 

Born 1960. 
Studied Fine Art at: 
Ruskin School of Fine Art 
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford 

 

Member of the Surrey Artists Network

 

He has exhibited with the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters (winner of the 2002 Winsor and Newton Award), the Royal West of England Academy as well as the following UK galleries: 

 

  • Delahaye Gallery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

  • Neville Gallery, Bath.

  • Turtle Fine Art, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

  • Hurlingham Gallery, London

  • Merriscourt Gallery, Churchill, Oxfordshire

  • Turtle Fine Art, Wadhurst, East Sussex

  • Hayden Gallery, Guildford

  • Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

  • Wescott Gallery, Surrey.

  • Portal Gallery, London

  • Otters Pool Studio, Guildford

Andrew Curtis, Contemporary UK artist

Contemporary artist Andrew Curtis on his travels.

"Much of my work is inspired by my travels and the places I have seen.

 

"It is rooted in observation but when attempting to capture what Alexander Pope called the “genius of the place”, mere topographical verisimilitude is not enough. Abstraction is a means by which one can produce work that gets underneath the surface of a subject.

 

"If I have time I will sit down with an easel and paint a conventional oil study. I also always travel with a sketchbook in which I record what I see and make notes of my impressions of a place. Back in the studio, work begins in “translating” the gathered impressions.

 

"The outcome of each work is never clear until it is finished, as I believe the best work has to surprise one and paintings evolve naturally over time."

 

Extracts from an article in The Artist magazine August 2006

Exhibitions

  • GU Art
    GU Art
    27 Aug, 10:00 BST – 31 Dec, 17:00 GMT
    GU Art, Swan Ln, Guildford GU1, UK
    Facilitated by the charity Axis Web this is an artist- run exhibition space and will open its doors on Thursday 3rd December 2020.
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2021
    24 Nov, 10:00 GMT – 05 Dec, 17:00 GMT
    Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1, UK

Exhibitions

 

Sep-2020 - Surrey Artists Open Studios

Nov-2019 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries London

Sep-2019 - Red Dog Gallery

Apr-2019 - Rossocinabro Art Gallery, Rome

Nov-2018 - Abstract Exhibition @ Brick Lane Gallery

May 2018 - Art @ Clyde & Co

Nov-2017 - An Introduction and Development of Abstract Painting
Jul-2017 - Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition, Mill Studios
Jun-2017 - SAOS Workshop - 'An Introduction to Abstract Painting'
Jun-2017 - Surrey Artists Open Studios
May-2017 - Art @ Clyde & Co
Jul-2016 - Cranleigh Arts Centre

Jun-2016 - Surrey Artists Open Studios

Apr-2016 - appArt Easter Exhibition, Priorsfield School, Godalming
Apr-2015 - appArt Easter Exhibition, Priorsfield School, Godalming 
Nov-2015 - "10 - Journey of Experience", Menier Gallery, London  
Sep-2014 - Artists & Makers festival, Holy Trinity Church, Guildford 
Jun-2014 - Surrey Artists Open Studios, Guildford Institute 
May-2014 - Hidden Artists, Denbies Picture Gallery, Dorking 
Apr-2014 - Guildford Arts at Baker Tilly 
Apr-2014 - appArt Easter Exhibition, Godalming 
Dec-2013  - Tempus Gallery, Brick Lane, London
Nov-2013 - "A Place in Between", Espacio Gallery, London 
Jun-2013 - Surrey Artists Open Studios 
May-2013 - Surrey Artists Open Studios, Bournside Gallery
Apr-2013 - K D Fine Art, Compton 
May-2012 - Wildlife Artist of the Year, The Mall Galleries, London