Artist Profile PictureAndrew-Henderson.JPG
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Artist's StatementFor me, drawing and painting is a way of experiencing the world at a level deeper than the normal shallow way in which we look at, (and often don’t see) things. Drawing and painting can highlight the beauty in everday scenes and objects
I do not limit myself to any particular subject matter, but because of my Architectural background, I inevitably produce a lot of images containing buildings. However, I also enjoy drawing trees and nature, still life, and people.
I like the challenge of producing original images of cliched subjects, such as the town of Cambridge.
My preferred medium is pen and ink. I generally use a fine grade Rotring Art pen, combined with water washes, or coloured pencil. I also draw in biro and ocassionally pencil. I generally work on A5 Daler bound sketch books, and sometimes A4 pads.
As well as this I do oil paintings, some based on sketches, and some done directly from my own photos.
I have no issues with working from photos, as long as they are my own. Photos allow you to capture scenes that may only exist for a few seconds, before a key part of the subject moves.
I love drawing in the open air, and here always draw directly in ink, with no pencil under-drawing. These drawings have a vitality, and spontaneity, sometimes lacking in more formal drawings.
I also produce intricate line drawings, using Staedtler Pigment Liner pens, over pencil under-drawings, coloured with Caran D’Ache pencils. I have mainly used these images for Christmas cards, but have also produced some individual drawings in the same style.
I am a previous member of the Cambridge Urban Sketchers group, and love the diversity of images produced by a group of people all tackling the same subject. I also regularly attended the Drink and Draw evenings, at Hot Numbers cafe.
Art SubjectsLandscape, Cityscape, Still Life, Architecture
Art Materialsoils, watercolour, pen
Andrew Henderson's Portfolios
A selection of pen and ink images from my travels abroad
Some sketchbook images in pen and ink, from around the UK
Pen and ink drawings from "Drink and Draw" evenings at Hot Numbers, in Gwydir St
Studies of everyday objects around the house
I love drawing bicycles, but usually have to work from my own photos, as bicycles often don't stay in the same place for very long.
These images are drawn with Staedtler Pigment Liner Pens, and coloured pencils