Andrew Hemingway began painting more than forty years ago. He was born and brought up in the West Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, not far from where he still lives and works today.
He counts the artists of the renaissance among his most significant influences. Their ability to turn their hands to diverse disciplines remains an inspiration to him; following their example has led him to explore three-dimensional design, art-furniture and sculpture.
His furniture projects are the culmination of a five year journey of discovery, and have garnered much interest; he hopes to unveil his latest creations in the near future.
However, his first love is, and always will be, painting. Best known for his still life paintings in pastel, and often labelled a “hyperrealist”, he nonetheless resists attempts to classify or pigeonhole his work. Abstraction has certainly played a major role in the last decade, and continues to be a dominant interest of his.
His recent collections include: a major study of the nude, begun four years ago; a series exploring the landscape of Switzerland, but not as Alpine romance, but as a modern post-industrial economy. He has also produced a powerful collection of works with the enigmatic title “Genie”. All of this work is yet to be exhibited.
Despite recent personal trials of health and bereavement, his work ethic and creative vision rarely wanes, earning him the accolade of “modern master.”
In The Studio
Artist's Mixing Bowl
A view into the studio
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