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

Monday, 31 October 2016

Coming Soon! "Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.


"Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" at Bank Street Arts Sheffield.

A solo show of paintings continuing my exploration of Sheffield’s in-between places and non-spaces.

Preview Wednesday 23rd November 6.00 - 8.00pm

Open 24th November - 3rd December 2016
Wednesday - Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Sunday - Tuesday

32-40 Bank Street
Sheffield, UK
S1 2DS
Tel 0114 346 3034

This show is a continuation of my work exploring mystery. My work of the past few years has been about observing uncertainty within the spaces of daily life. Looking at places and scenes that make me pause, and question what it is about that given place that produces a feeling that something is different. That something is an uncanny "not quite right".

For more information see the show blog site here -  http://obscure-views.blogspot.co.uk

I'm Getting There!

(Originally posted at the "Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" show blog - http://obscure-views.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/im-getting-there.html )

Have been quiet recently as I'm in the last few days of painting for the upcoming "Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" show at Bank Street Arts next month (24th Nov - 3rd Dec). Just a few bits to finish off and tweak. Things are looking pretty good. Axx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Video - Margaret Drabble's "I Love This Dirty Town" 1969

"I Love This Dirty Town" ( www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00rzvqv/i-love-this-dirty-town )

Though filled with large amounts of nostalgia, this film is strangely relevant to many of the conversations taking place regarding Sheffield's current redevelopment plans.

"First transmitted in 1969, this personal plea from Margaret Drabble is a lament for the death of the city, which questions whether 'civic redevelopment' is tearing the heart out of our cities. Are tower blocks, giant supermarkets and an ever expanding suburbia the way forward? Margaret Drabble thinks not and argues that a successful city combines areas where residents and office workers share a space and a multiplicity of shops serve their needs. She also challenges the myth that streets are traffic arteries and unsavoury places to be in, especially for children, arguing that it's traffic that's the problem, not kids."

Unfortunately with being on BBC iplayer you will need to view on the BBC website (click on the image below to go there )


First posted on my blog for the Nov 2016 Bank Street Arts painting show "Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" - http://obscure-views.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/video-margaret-drabbles-i-love-this.html

Saturday, 1 October 2016

'Good to Go II' chosen for CBP's Painting of the Day for the 1st of October 2016

The organisation Contemporary British Painting chose my painting Good to Go II as their "Painting of the Day" for the 1st of October 2016 . Good to Go II will be on display in the upcoming Bank Street Arts show. Prints will also be available.

Good to Go II, 2016.
Oil on panel, 50cm x 50cm
A61 Penistone Rd, Grenoside, Sheffield.

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First posted on my blog for the Nov 2016 Bank Street Arts painting show "Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views" - http://obscure-views.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/good-to-go-ii-chosen-for-cbps-painting.html