Born in Warwickshire in 1969, Andrew was surrounded by art from an early age – his mother is a ceramicist and his father is a well-respected London-based artist.
Andrew studied at Bournville Schoolof Art before graduating with a BA honours degree from Wimbledon School of Art in 1991 and won a placement as a resident artist at the world renowned Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
The sheer beauty of the Dutch city focussed his mind to painting landscapes, the world ‘out there’ rather than the world ‘in here’. Andrew’s passion lies in the relationship between the natural and built environment and takes much inspiration from painters such as Edward Hopper, Giorgio Morandi and David Prentice as well as the photography of David Goldblatt, Andreas Gursky and Russell Watkins.
Andrew’s work can be found in public collections, such as the Apthorp Young Artists Prize (London) and in private collections not only in the UK, but in the USA, Japan and the Netherlands. In 2018 Andrew won a place as heat finalist in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of The Year, creating a painting of Inverary Castle, Argyll.
His landscape paintings are characteristic in their bold colour and in capturing the dynamics of light, particularly in the more challenging times of day of dusk and dawn.
Andrew divides his time between Barnes in South-West London and Lymington in Hampshire. His ten year old daughter Ella is a budding artist too, recently a runner up in an environmental art competition for Friends of The Earth. You can follow him on twitter and instagram @hallidayfineart and on facebook with his page Archipainting where he regularly posts information on developing work.