Artist Andrew Dandridge facts

Bishopstone-born artist Andrew Dandridge will unveil his new collection at an exhibition in the English Wine Centre next month.

Bishopstone-born artist Andrew Dandridge will unveil his new collection at an exhibition in the English Wine Centre next month.

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Bishopstone-born artist Andrew Dandridge will host his 22nd One Man Exhibition at the English Wine Centre later this month.

Andrew, one of the South’s most successful professional artists, will display a new and exciting collection of his latest works at the exhibition, which runs on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 25 (10.30am-5pm).

The beautiful surroundings of the Cuckmere Barns, near Alfriston, will provide a fitting setting for Andrew’s work, which is well-known and well-recognised in this area as he depicts many local landscapes, including the Sussex countryside and the South Downs.

Andrew can boast sales of original paintings approaching the 4,000 mark and a burgeoning greetings card business. His work is on display in galleries in the South and London, as well as featuring in collections across the world.

Most of his work is done using watercolours and gouache, which is similar to watercolour but designed with pigments and binding agents to be opaque.

The One Man Exhibition will include many watercolour pieces, some featuring local landmarks and vistas, and a handful of oil paintings. Subjects will range from familiar downland footpaths to dramatic winter scenes and seascapes.

The new collection represents many months and countless hours of painstaking work from the hand of a true perfectionist.

The desire for perfection comes after many years working as an interior designer and architect, where precision is paramount.

Prior to this, Andrew began his career in the yacht industry as a designer working for his father at Pheon Yachts Ltd, for 12 years.

Together, they achieved worldwide acclaim for the ‘Vancouver 27’ - a sturdy 27-foot cutter originally designed for a Canadian couple who wished to sail from Vancouver to New Zealand. When they advertised the ‘Vancouver 27’ the response was so great that the only solution was to set up a dedicated business as boat builders.

Designing has always been a part of Andrew’s life but since switching the drawing board for the easel, he has never looked back.

Andrew’s exhibitions have always been well-attended, so getting there early is advised. Attendance is free on both days and more information on the exhibition and the artist can be found online at www.andrewdandridge.co.uk.