The West Country with its charm and character, from village pub life to the wilds of the moors, lush green valleys, clear snaking river water, to the silver shimmering splendour of the ocean beyond its spectacular coves and cliffs. A basis indeed for an inspired artistic life for talented country artist Brian Andrew.
A manipulator of mud and water for over 40 years, fused with a talent for spreading paint on board or canvas in a manner pleasing to the eye, has given him the best excuse to indulge in a life perhaps many can only dream of and more ‘materialistic’ types could never comprehend!!
Known for his ‘Raku fired’ animal sculptures, Brian now focuses on a more traditional style of country ceramics known as ‘Slipware’, in his case a red clay decorated with coloured ‘slips’. The larger animal pieces are finished without glaze or only in part, giving them a dry looking finish, keeping them more in relation with the animal. The paintings are based on the seabirds he watches and their environments, as well as harbour life including pubs and the shenanigans they lead to!!! Boating adventures , ferrets, dogs…… always dogs! Even dogs on motorbikes!
All work is for sale and collected by many for pleasure or investment. Prints are avaliable of most original paintings. Some ceramics are shippable, shipping details on application. On more delicate slipware pieces, collection from ‘Ruffen Common’ studio/gallery only . Enjoy !!