In 1999, after a long process of interviews and folio work to achieve a highly sought place in RMIT University fine art as a high school graduate, Andrew dropped out in the first year.
At odds with himself and art in general, he spent the months afterwards living in Carlton, where he painted the terrace houses and laneways. Much of this work is now lost.
Skip forward over a decade; Andrew has been painting the Australian Landscape every year since, and his informal study continues.
‘The essential element in a National style (of landscape) is not the subject matter but a certain spirit that is embodied in the work which can make itself felt in abstract art as clearly as in landscape.‘ James Gleeson (1964) on Dobell.
‘My Recent works look to the Australian Bush to inform the way sticks rest off trees – their spoil. The bush floor matter and its balance against the vertical lines of trees, weeds, and disused fences that have grown back into the irregularity of the bush all interest me to no end.‘
Andrew resides in North East Victoria, painting and sculpting daily across various bush studios.
1999 – RMIT Fine Art (painting) discontinued.
2009 – BA Arts Deakin University
March 2016 – Victorian Landscapes
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 – Boom Gallery Annual show
2016 – Boom Gallery Annual show
2017 – Boom Gallery Annual show
2007 – Douglas Family Trust
2008 – Savage Club Collection , Bank Place, Melbourne
2009 – Mason Family Collection
2010 – Milne Family Trust Collection, Western Victoria
2010 – Slater and Gordon Collection
2011 – Richardson Family Trust Collection, Nth Carlton
2012 – Harwood Andrews Collection
2013 – Kelvin Club Collection, Melbourne (self portrait)
2017 – Stone Family collection, NSW