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Andrew Lansley

About the artist

Andrew generates work from whichever source is most directly accessible. This may entail a variety of material abstractions or work directly related to impressions and experience of the landscape. The source of his inspiration is the fabric of nature. Paint, as earth and water, is regarded as a natural element in itself, rather than as a simple a tool for imitating nature.

Paintings are often conceived in a moment and then take time to unfold. Conversely, paintings are also 'unconceived' as initial plans are let go in response to the physical nature of the medium and the unfolding unpredictability of creation. In using raw pigments combined with a variety of mediums he achieves a direct connection to the elemental quality of landscape. Working in this way can be explosively fast and at other times may be meticulously analytical.

"Andrew Lansley's egg tempera landscapes show a distinct presence in the British tradition of draughtsmanly painting. Subjects and colours seek outer edges: a small boat abandoned in a sea of grasses; refulgent fields and trees ghostly under solar eclipse; last leaves wind shredded above richer browns of hillside ferns. Lansley's art opens painting to music's dimension of time."
Jerrold Northrop Moore - author of The Green Fuse: Pastoral Vision in English Art 1820-2000, and biographer of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and F.L Griggs.
Jerrold Northrop Moore wrote The Green Fuse - a history of the tradition of visionary English landscape painting. He is also the official biographer of Elgar.

Awards and recognition
Chairman of the Bath Society Of Artists, Winner of the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions Award and the 2016 David Simon Contemporary Art Prize. Selected by the Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute to be their resident artist in Antarctica for 2019, showing at Bonhams, New Bond Street in 2020, the SPRI's centenary year. 

Andrew has exhibited at the Royal Academy in successive years, the Royal West of England Academy and numerous shows at the Mall Galleries, including RI, RSMA, NEAC, RBA, Sunday Times Watercolour and Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. His work is held in private and corporate collections in the UK, Europe and China. Commissioning clients include King & McGaw, John Lewis Partnership, The European Thermal Towns Association (ETTHA), The Royal United Hospital, Bath Building Society and The Roman Baths.