Thick strokes of pale red, orange, mauve and black form an abstracted landscape of hill and rock on a white ground in this small encaustic painting on paper. The title 'Carn', a word used in Great Britain, refers to a heap of stones set up as a landmark, or a rocky outcrop. Encaustic is an ancient waxed based medium employed by the Greeks and Romans in the first centuries AD in painting portraits and decorative panels. This medium is notoriously labor-intensive and depends on speed and timing in its use. Andrew graduated with his MFA from Newcastle University in northeast England. He has exhibited widely with 27 solo shows in the UK and Canada. He has received two Ontario Arts Council awards and won landscape competitions including the Laing National Landscape Competition and the Lawrence Atwell Award both in the UK. Andrew's work is in corporate, public and private collections including that of actor Mel Gibson and Her Majesty The Queen in Right. His work was featured on the cover of the Canadian band Tragically Hip's album Day for Night.
About Simon Andrew
Canadian, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, based in Kingston, ON, Canada