Andrew Henderson

MediaDrawing, Painting

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Tuition OfferedNo

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 StyleTraditional

Art SubjectsLandscape, Cityscape, Still Life, Architecture

Art Materialsoils, watercolour, pen

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