Andrew McCutcheon

Andrew’s current painting practice is studio based using experiences and recollections from remote locations with little regard to topographical landscape or specific constituents.
Having formerly valued the importance of direct observation drawing to support his paintings he now prefers to allow memory and imagination to fuel a more creative response.
He is particularly attracted to harbours and estuaries; fascinated by the channels of water, lines and shadows, shapes and textures associated with tidal changes.
Relying on his memory bank of impressions, Andrew’s paintings begin with a conscious selection of colour and initial gesture or mark. From that point onwards he works instinctively. Each painting continues on its complex journey, asserting, veiling and obliterating using mainly acrylic paint combined with a variety of media.
Each painting’s journey is usually complex, undergoing dramatic changes sometimes taking weeks to resolve.