A painter living in the wilds of Yorkshire (Sheffield, so not really 'wilds' as such). Has been painting for 15 years, properly established in 2008.
Visit my portfoilio website at www.artbyandyonline.com

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

My painting "Bus Stop" is the 'Contemporary British Painting' "Painting of the Day"

Am very pleased and honoured that the organisation "Contemporary British Painting " chose my painting "Bus Stop" as their "Painting of the Day" for the 10th of February 2016. Which will also be on display in my upcoming show "Uncertain Spaces" at APG Works 

Bus Stop, 2015.
Oil on panel, 50cm x 50cm
Norton Ave (A6102) (S12 2LB), Sheffield.

Contemporary British Painting post on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paintbritain/status/697374471909298176 
Contemporary British Painting post on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ContemporaryBritishPainting/photos/a.389110221207364.1073741827.389100724541647/918257078292673/

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

"Uncertain Spaces" - Upcoming show at APG Works, Sheffield

"Uncertain Spaces" at APG Works

A solo show of paintings by Andy Cropper exploring Sheffield's in-between places and non-spaces.

Preview Wednesday 30th March 6.00 - 8.00pm

Open 31st March - 11th April 2016
Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Sunday

The show website with more details and the place where paintings in the show will be uploaded - www.uncertainspaces.blogspot.co.uk

If on Facebook you can follow my work and show at this Facebook event page - http://www.facebook.com/events/484951191688992/. Or follow me on Facebook here - http://www.facebook.com/artbyandyonline/

Am also on twitter here too - http://twitter.com/Andy_Cropper/

APG Works
16-20 Sidney Street
Sheffield, UK
S1 4RH
Tel 0114 263 4493

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Sunday

Monday, 1 February 2016

"The Slow Death of Purposeless Walking" - BBC article by Finlo Rohrer

I've been pointed towards a BBC news magazine article from 2014, "The Slow Death of Purposeless Walking" by Finlo Rohrer.

The article asks "[a] number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking - just for its own sake - and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk?"

Rather than describe the article I thought I should embed it into the page itself for everyone to read.

Whilst doing this project I've walked purposeful walks along the main arteries of Sheffield - Pinstone Rd, Ecclesall Rd, Queens Rd, London Rd - as well as much more open free form "let's see where our wandrering takes us" type of meanders, and honestly, just being outside no matter where that outside is seems to be of more consequence than whether purposeful or not.

References from the article:

First posted on my blog for the 31st March - 11th April 2016 APG Works painting show "Uncertain Spaces" - http://uncertainspaces.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/the-slow-death-of-purposeless-walking_1.html