Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery
Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery
Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery
Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery
Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery
Simon Andrew, ‘Strange Goings On at the Seaside’, 2017, Oeno Gallery

A band of curated taches in pink, pale yellow, orange, grey and periwinkle encroach on a calm, blue-grey sea and steely sky in this intimate oil on board seascape. The narrative implied by the title is fulfilled by the artist's 'distilling process' that verges on abstraction but is pulled back to realism by the horizon line. This painting is framed and behind glass. 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.

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