Andy Beech

Andy Beech

Andy was born in the midlands in 1968, and as a child used to spend his time reading comic books & doodling, creating his own characters. His love for drawing was the seed that has turned painting into a great passion, and has since blossomed

As a young adult, he went to a local art college, after which he became a freelance artist producing work for corporate clients. Whilst freelance, he continued to paint for himself - something he has never stopped doing.

His paintings are inspired by the routine interactions he observes between people going about their everyday lives. You might call it people watching, but these observations have given him the tools to be able to capture moments people are familiar with, moments where the observer feels a pang of nostalgia because its something they remember feeling themselves. We all like to be reminded of a special moment or a happy time!

He describes his painting style as distinctive, quirky and nostalgic, with a naive characteristic. He can look at an old black and white photograph of a street sene and recreate it with a modern twist, evoking a feeling of past times, but in a way that has one foot very firmly in the present.

He paints in oils because he loves their malleability, and reworking the colours makes the creative process very organic

In a nutshell, he describes his work as representing the everyday lives of anonymous people in a whimsical, sentimental way. The beauty is we can attach our own stories to these characters and let our imaginations go in whatever way we wish.