Simon Andrew

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Artist Statement

When painting, I concern myself with colour relationships, compositional structures and the physicality of the paint. I consider ‘subject’ the framework on which I hang the paint. My work is as much about the medium as the message. 
Colour is applied in an almost casual manner, other times slabbed on or carefully blended creating a diverse range of marks. Paint is treated as a physical material in its own right. It is a substance of meaning, not merely a vehicle to a desired end.

I try to make my paintings work not just on the macro level but also on the micro. I would like them to contain testing and varied passages of colour in addition to unanticipated compositions. I hope my work does not reveal all it has to say straight away but works on the observer at different levels over time, so that at one moment they might be aware of a colour relationships, the next a compositional quirk, the mood of the work and so on. Ideally it should grow with the observer in an unpredictable way.

My paintings are a distilling process. They are often primed with an emotional charge, triggered by an event or a place. The intention is that they should conclude as authentic reconstructed experience.

BIOGRAPHY

Simon Andrew was born in Portsmouth, spent his formative years in Penwith, Cornwall, studied science at Queen's University, Canada and fine art at Newcastle University where he received his MFA. While Simon was at Newcastle he was the beneficiary of The Lawrence Atwell Scholarship Award from Skinners’ Hall, London. U.K.

Simon was awarded first prize (Northern Region) for his work in The Laing National Landscape Competition. London. His work was also selected for The Hunting Group Contemporary Art Competition.

He has received arts council grants and is represented in major corporate collections, including Glaxo Welcome, Hewlett Packard, Canadian Business Development Bank, Fidelity Investments and Her Majesty the Queen in Right. Simon has produced art for the artistic ventures of Mel Gibson and the Canadian multi - Juno Award winning group The Tragically Hip. He has attended residencies in both Canada and abroad and was the recipient of a full fellowship award from The Vermont Studio Center, USA. Recently Simon won first prize for his work in Exposures, an exhibition which was judged by curators from contemporary public art galleries in Canada. He has had numerous solo shows at galleries both public and commercial at home and abroad. Currently Simon works in Canada and England.

SOLO SHOWS selected

2018 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada
2017 Wallace Galleries ltd,  Calgary AB. Canada

2016 "Interior and Exterior Domains: New Paintings" Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014 Mini Show, Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

2013 Studio 21, Halifax, NS

2012 Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary, AB 
          The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 Great Atlantic Art Galleries, Cornwall, U.K.

2010 The Seascape Gallery, Godalming, U.K.

2008 Goldie Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal, PQ
         The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2001 The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

2000 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999 The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
          Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON
          The Danielson Gallery, Toronto, ON

1998 The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
          The K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON

1995 The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
          James Baird Gallery, Saint Johns, NF
          The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

1994  
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston. ON
Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON

1992 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON

1990 The Dryden Street Gallery, London, U.K
         The Bedford Hill Gallery, London, U.K.
         Oxford University, U.K.

1988 The Long Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.

GROUP SHOWS selected

2017
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada
Pie Factory, Margate, Kent, U.K.
Still Life, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada
Duran Mashaal Gallery, Montreal, PQ. Canada
Simon Andrew Daniel Hughes, Oeno Gallery, Picton, ON. Canada

2016
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.
Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada
Summer Show. Oeno Gallery, Picton, ON. Canada

2015
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.
Painting the Figure. The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada
Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

2014
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.
The Landscape Show. The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

2013
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

2012    
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.
“Self Portrait”The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
The Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, U.K.
Preview 2012 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2011     
The Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto. ON.
Eton College, Windsor, U.K.
“Interiors” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary, Alberta.

2010     
December Show, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Simon Andrew and Mungo Powney, Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, U.K.
Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary, Alberta.

2009 Six Printmakers, The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists Centre, Ceinfuegos, Havana, Cuba

2008 Exposures- Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
         3 Artists-Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, 333 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
         Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, ON
         Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
         Robert Macklin Gallery, Kingston, ON

2006 Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, 333 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
         Beckett Gallery. Scollard Street, Toronto, ON
         “Waxworks” Goldie Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal, PQ

2005 Art Project Gallery. Exchange Tower., Toronto, ON
         “Metal on Metal” (two Person show) Lonsdale Gallery., Toronto, ON
          Lipman Gallery, Queen Street, Toronto, ON

2004 Loch Gallery. Hazelton Ave., Toronto, ON

2003 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
         M.F.A.R.C., Kingston, ON

2002 Vancouver Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

2001 Bishop Phillpot Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.
         The K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON

2000 John B. Aird Gallery , Toronto, ON
         Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.
         Micheal Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1999    
The Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1996 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1995 The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
         Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
         The Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
          Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1994 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
         The K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON
         The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
         The Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
         Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1993 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1991 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
         Penwith Gallery, Saint Ives, Cornwall, U.K.

1990 National Hunting Inc. Competition. Mall Galleries, London, U.K.

1989 The Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.
         Laing National Landscape Show. The Mall, London, U.K.

1988 Edinburgh College of Art and Newcastle University, U.K
          Riverside Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.

1987 Newcastle & The Slade School of Art, London University, U.K.

1986 Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.

EDUCATION

1987 Newcastle University .U.K. B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art.

1987 - 1989 M.F.A. - Newcastle University, U.K.

RESIDENCIES

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
The Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John's, NF

GRANTS & AWARDS

The Lawrence Atwell Award, for painting, London, U.K.
The Laing National Landscape Competition, First Prize - Northern Region, London, U.K.
K.A.A.I. juried show. Best Painting, Kingston, ON
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
Vermont Studio Center - Full Fellowship Award
Stevenson’s Paints Painting Award,TOAE.
Exposures- Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON. First Prize.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Service
Glaxo Wellcome
Hewlett Packard
Redpath Sugar
HDvision
McKinsey & Co.
The Moving Picture Ball, Hollywood, California, USA.
Borden Elliot
Legacy’s Corporation
Canadian Business Development Bank
Mel Gibson, worked with Mel Gibson producing paintings for the film 'The Man without a Face'
Windsor Casinos Ltd.
Fidelity Investments
Stantive Solutions
Sun Micro Systems
Tragically Hip ‘Day for Night’ CD cover
Her Majesty The Queen in Right
Alberta Securities Commission
The City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

BIBLIOGRAPHY selected

Simon Andrew- “A Visual Conversation” Art of England magazine –November 2010
“Double delight as duo exhibit at gallery”The Cornishman – August 19th. 2010
Sarah Pitt “Paintings exude a strong sense of place” The Western Morning News – August 20th 2010
Greg Burliuk, “Bunch of Fans” Queen’s Journal
“Artist’s work reaches a Hip” Whig Standard - September 24th. 1994
Mary Steer, “Artist’s work decorates Hip album” Kingston this Week - September 17th, 1994
Mary Steer, “Artist made famous through movie” Kingston this Week - July 20th, 1994
Mary Jo Hughes, “Simon Andrew: Witness” Currents, volume 10 - number 3 - May to June, 1994
Julie Turbide, “Out of the blue” Maclean’s Magazine - August 9th, 1993
David Barber, “Artist’s works ‘star’ in Mel Gibson Movie” Whig Standard Standard August 27th, 1993
“Brush with an Artist’ The Journal U.K. - April 1989
“Shades of Success” The Journal U.K. - April 1989

Artist

Simon Andrew

Painter - Romantic Realism
Price range: $750-$12,000