Andrew Bird

 Belper, Derbyshire




Recent Shows

Wirksworth Festival 2011
Tarpey Gallery – Open Exhibition 2011
Harley Gallery Open Exhibition 2011
Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh. Group show 2011
The ArtHouse Gallery, Bournemouth – Spring show 2012
Jack Sevens Gallery, Macclesfield – Spring Exhibition 2012
The ArtHouse Gallery, Bournemouth – ‘Coast’ 2012
Cry of the Gulls, Fowey, Cornwall – Various shows through 2012
The ArtHouse Gallery, Bournemouth – Summer Show 2012
Wirksworth Festival 2012
The ArtHouse Gallery, Bournemouth – Autumn Show 2012
The Cathedral Centre Gallery, Derby – ‘Hills and Harbours’, solo show 2012-13
Tarpey Gallery – Open Exhibition 2012



Work chosen for the front cover of the Wirksworth Festival guide 2011
Work Chosen for front cover of exhibition booklet and promotional material for Trees for Life exhibition – Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh 2011

Artist Statement

The themes in my paintings tend to come from the experience of being in a place for a period oftime and the images become composites of this rather than an accurate representation. I try to paint what I have seen and felt in equal measures. This could be anything from the way the light captures an object or lights up a hillside, the weather, texture on rocks, paint peeling onbuildings and boats and many other things. I also try and reflect on how I experienced a place within my work.


The process of making the work usually starts from wanting to describe a specific situation. I don’t have a rigid idea of how this will progress and let the work develop instinctively. It does, however, need to be successful in whatever the aim of the painting was at the beginning. I will work and re-work the whole image to achieve this. The paintings are made from many layers of paint that I build into textures and forms. Layers of paint are constantly scratched into to reveal underlying texture. I try to achieve a rhythm and a sense of movement within the composition and with the use of colour, I think that this helps to outline a sense of time rather than the image becoming a static snapshot.




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