As a child Andrew Field remembers being fascinated by the grandeur and scale of old stately buildings. Memories of looking up at the ornate plaster work and crystal chandeliers twinkling in the sunlight has made a lasting impressions. As an artist he likes to discover the nature or history of a place through its shapes, forms and textures. This inspiration can range from the rich architectural wood and marble carvings in local historic buildings, to the natural beauty of the Chiltern countryside. Buildings of the past provide a rich treasure trove of antiquity, which he likes to sketch and paint in watercolour. Recently the the many visitors to his garden ….. squirrels and garden birds… have refocused his interest in nature and its many shapes and forms. He feels most creative when he is out in the countryside or on the river inspired by the countryside. From the swooping Kites to the darting flash of the Kingfisher by the river bank, he likes to capture their grace and fleeting colours.
Andrew works in graphite pencil and watercolour. He likes to create dramatic and imaginative compositions, having fun with the perspective. Although ideas are initially planned out, the final piece will often take on a life of its own, with the media often deciding the textures and final piece.