Andrew Macara studied contemporary modern British Art for a short

period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting amongst

the Cornwall Art Galleries but considers himself to be predominantly

a self taught artist. He was elected in 1984 to the New English Art Club.

Andrew Macara today has one of the most distinctive styles of present day

contemporary British Artists. He is now established as a very collectible

contemporary figurative artist and over the years his paintings have

proved to be a good British Art Investment.

Andrew Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings

from around the world, but his native Derbyshire continues to feature

in many paintings – particularly the Winter scenes. Other subjects with

strong demand are Andrew’s British seaside paintings. Recently he has

been exploring a new subject matter of reflections, involving a more

abstracted painting style.

“I have known and admired the work of Andrew Macara for many years,

both from his many one-man exhibitions and also his work so often seen

in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Although he has painted

many different subjects over the years, the subject is always incidental

to light. his pictures glow and as with all the best paintings of light they

never describe, they are always an equivalent for light – the light comes

from the canvas. As well as being full of light they are also full of life.

Whether it be life on the beach, in the playground, or in the zoo, he

simplifies but always captures the essence of his subject, his work is

full of movement, atmosphere and space. Andrew’s work is deservedly

popular for he touches the everyday joy of life. His paintings celebrate

life and show us a new way of seeing, this quality is that which

underlies all true art.” KEN HOWARD. RA RWS RWA

“This artist has developed his own unique way, using colour,

to describe perspective” WILLIAM GEAR, RA.