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.