Landscape With Distant Lake Simon Andrew
- Oil On Canvas
- 24 × 36 inches
60.96 × 91.44 cm
A majestic view of an English landscape is made more expansive by the perspective of looking across a valley from a high point. Composed in a classic zig zag, the atmospheric landscape in ochre, black and blue draws the viewer in and towards the distant lake below billowing clouds in a bright blue sky. Rendered in vigorous brushstrokes, the piece is reflective of Andrew's "distilling process" that pushes the forms towards abstraction. Andrew graduated with his MFA from Newcastle University in northeast England. He has exhibited widely with 27 solo shows in the UK and Canada. He has received two Ontario Arts Council awards and won landscape competitions including the Laing National Landscape Competition and the Lawrence Atwell Award both in the UK. Andrew's work is in corporate, public and private collections including that of actor Mel Gibson and Her Majesty The Queen in Right. His work was featured on the cover of the Canadian band Tragically Hip's album Day for Night.