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Andrew G. Forrest
‘A room without pictures is like a house without windows.’ – artist Harold Swanwick (1866 - 1929) quoting John Ruskin (1819 – 1900).
Andrew is a resident art tutor at Atelier Lérignac in south-west France and has shown work at Tournon in the Rhône Valley. His main focus is on land- and cityscape. In Eastbourne, Andrew has exhibited with Linchpin Gallery UK and at the Birley Centre, in Hailsham at Gallery North where he is a resident artist, and in Lewes at the Chalk and Hop Galleries.
He chairs the Society of Eastbourne Artists and is a Patron of Eastbourne’s Under Ground Theatre, where he gives talks on art, for example on Artists and the First World War, the artist Harold Swanwick, and, on July 30th 2016, the 1890s art scene in Paris. Andrew has had three solo exhibitions at the UGT, in 2013, ‘14 and ‘16. He also takes part in concerts there with the band in which he plays lead guitar, Southern Spirit.
In 2012 Andrew was a featured artist in Terry and Christine Timblick’s A Picture of the South Downs: Art in the National Park. He is equally enthused by the cityscape genre, particularly night scenes in which he seeks to evoke the sound as well as the colour, movement and mystique of the great cities. These paintings aim to bring together what is current and what is historical, and the representational with the abstract.
Andrew has written books on Van Gogh (Van Gogh: a Beginner’s Guide, Hodder and Stoughton, 2002) and the Spanish Civil War (Routledge, 2000).