About Andrew

Biography

After a fulfilling career as architect and landscape architect Andrew’s love
of art decided him to devote his time fully to painting. Watercolour was his
chosen medium and his aim was to develop a style which moved away
from an ‘architectural’ rendering in favour of a loose, expressive technique which would result in fresh and lively paintings overlaid onto a more considered composition.

Andrew’s painting is concerned with creating a dynamic balance between factual elements of the subject and the free-flowing spontaneous rendering full of light and atmosphere.
He believes that watercolour does not have to be ‘wishy washy’ but is an ideal medium for creating subtle and unified compositions having a full range of tone, colour and texture.

He divides his time between painting London, Hampton Court area and the landscape of his home town of Rye East Sussex.

ExhibitionsAndrew Blythe

Andrew has exhibited extensively at the Fountain Gallery and galleries at his home town in Rye. His first solo show was in October 2002.
He has also participated in a number of Open Studio Events including Surrey Open Studios.

Group shows have included the following:
The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court
Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames
The Stables Gallery, Twickenham
Freshart, Islington Business Design Centre
Princess Alice Hospice, Cobham
Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke D’Abernon
The Bell Fine Art Gallery, Winchester
The Headcorn Gallery, Headcorn, Kent
The Landmark Centre, Teddington
Rye Society of Artists Open Exhibition 2005-2009
Rye Art Gallery Summer and Christmas shows

Andrew’s work has been selected for the 2010 exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and he also exhibits with the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

Awards

The Derwent Award presented by The Artist Magazine in 2007
The Royal Talon Award presented by the Artist magazine.