Andrew was born in 1949 in Sutton Coldfield in the Midlands.
He attended Stourbridge College of Art 1966-1967.
He obtained a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art at The West of England College of Art in Bristol 1976-1970.
He was accepted for the Slade School of Art and The Royal College of Art in London in 1970.
He attended the Royal College of Art as his preferred choice.
He obtained a 1st class honours Master of Arts degree in Fine Art Painting in 1973 at The RCA.
He won The John Minton Scholarship for travel in 1972.
He was awarded The Burston Award for Painting in 1973.
He exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 1972 and 1973.
He was featured in Vogue magazine as the most promising student at The Royal College.
He became a regular contributor to Vogue over the following years – 1974/75/76.
He exhibited one man shows at The Trafford Gallery, The Asset Gallery and The Piccadilly Gallery in London, also The Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol between 1973 and 1975 including The Chichester Fine Art Festival in 1974.
He was commissioned in 1976 to live in Mustique (between 1976-1979) to produce an exhibition for Lord Glenconner (then, The Right Honourable Colin Tennant) to highlight a selection of celebrity parties that were to become known, notoriously as ‘The Gold Parties’.
This exhibition was shown in New York in 1979 as a vehicle to promote the sale of real estate on the island of Mustique.
After returning to live in London in 1979 he exhibited for the next 20 years at Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair 1979 – 1999
He has since exhibited at The Gallery in Cork Street 1999 until 2013.
His exhibition in 2012, entitledwas ‘Heaven on Earth’ -a commission from a private boat owner in Indonesia, Silolona’, (a Phinisi style, hand built vessel, sailing the Equatorial Archipelago ) covering two voyages in 2011 and 2012 resulted in a limited edition sketchbook of watercolours printed faithfully in Bali.
An exhibition of the larger works and oil paintings were shown at Cork Street in 2013.
He had a major retrospective exhibition in Barbados in 2013/14 from December – May at St Peter’s Bay entitled ‘Barbados Revisited’ following a previous retrospective at Sandy Lane in 2003. (A canvas sold at The Sandy Lane 2012 auction for $50,000 US dollars) followed by further works each raising monies for the Barbados hospital charities.
Last year he presented an exhibition of 30 water colours entitled, ‘Postcards from Barbados’ a series based on the concept of the postcard at ‘HOLDERS’ the plantation ancestral home of the Kidd family who invited him to exhibit from February – March 2017. The exhibition sold out.
He has lived in various locations around the world including, Mustique, Jamaica, The South of France and Cape Town, South Africa to paint.
He has recently shown exhibitions at Wimbledon Fine Art in 2015 featuring paintings from his travels up ‘The Mississippi Blues Trail’ plus a further exhibition in 2016, ‘Paintings of Australia, South of France and Mustique’.
His next exhibition opens at Wimbledon Fine Art on the 20th May 2018 , paintings of Corsica, The Italian Riviera and Southern India. The exhibition runs until 2nd June.
He is a regular contributor, in his capacity as ‘Cultural Attache’, to Childline Rocks. Paintings of Cuba, Marrakech, Mexico and most recently Kerala ( Southern India ) have been auctioned to contribute to the charity.
He has also contributed to other charities including, ‘The Princes Trust’, ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, ‘Fight for Sight’, ‘’Cancer trusts’ and many others all ‘paintings’ for auctions
In 2014/15 he self published a book of 40 years of his work entitled ‘PASSPORT TO PAINT’ which was sold as a limited edition of numbered copies of 100 only, all of which sold.