ref: j[x Oct 27-Nov 19 2005 THE CURWEN & NEW ACADEMY GALLERY Andrew Macara, Francis Bowyer

Press Release

Andrew Macara

October - 19 November 2005
Private View 26 October 6 - 8pm

Andrew Macara was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire in 1944, and considers himself to be mainly self-taught, apart from a brief spell studying with Leonard Fuller at the St. Ives School of Painting. His work eschews any panoramic viewpoints and instead concentrates on intimate scenes that capture the ebb and flow of everyday life.

His innate sense of form and balance, as well as his vibrant palette, has gained him an impressive reputation. Over the years, Andrew has undertaken numerous important commissions for, among others, the Hilton Hotel Group and the new Parliamentary Building in Westminster. His paintings have been exhibited in locations as far a field as Hong Kong and Barbados. In Britain, he has shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club.

This exhibition shows Andrew's paintings inspired by both summer and winter. Golden sunshine bathes the beach scenes taken from locations in Britain and Spain. The wintry series of snow scenes, located in and around Derby and France each too show striking, intense sunlight casting strong blue-grey shadows. These conditions create interesting and complex plays of light and shade, and it is this that Andrew always captures masterfully.

If you have any questions, or would like reproductions of Andrew Macara's work, please contact Natalie Suggitt at the Curwen and New Academy Gallery on tel: 0207 323 4700 or e-mail:

The Curwen and New Academy Gallery will be participating in the Affordable Art Fair, stand J3, from 19
th - 23rd October.