About

Born in Kent, south east England, in 1959.

After gaining a Graphic Arts Degree with Distinction, in Cornwall, and becoming attracted to the medium of advertising and visual communication, Andrew began a career in London as an illustrator and art director developing visual ideas and solutions.
Building on an appreciation of art, much of the work produced during this time was inspired by the styles and compositional techniques of artistic genres and artists. The influence of popular culture, classical realism and abstraction is carried through into his work today.
During this time Andrew produced commissions and exhibition pieces but it was not until 2008 that he began to divide his time between projects as both a painter and an illustrator.
Andrew’s early work covered Venice to a study of a Victoria Sponge Cake.
Grand-Salute-sea-mist
Grand-Canal
Images of early Venice Paintings 2008/9
piece-of-cake
a piece of cake

Early works a Piece of Cake and Strawberry tart II were printed as a limited editions in 2009

Strawberry Tart
Strawberry Tart
 
In 2009 Andrew also exhibited his representational work with Open Art.
Open Art 2009
Open Art 2009

Andrew first exhibited with the New English Art Club and with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) annual shows in 2009

NEAC 2009
NEAC 2009

Returning to the Mall Gallery each year up to December 2016.

ROI 2009
ROI 2009
ROI 2010
ROI 2010
ROI 2012
ROI 2012ROI 2012ROI 2012Venice, Oil on canvasROI 2013
 ROI 2014
ROI 2014
40" x 32"
ROI 2014
ROI 2016
Andrews work has been widely exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and now showing
in fairs worldwide and galleries in the USA.
 
 

As an emerging artist, Andrew is best known for his cake and food paintings.

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Recently Andrew has been developing more of his figurative work alongside the earlier subjects.
In 2014, boy bathing was long-listed for the RA Summer Show
boy bathing 40cm x 40cm

 

In early 2015 – Ryan, was longlisted for the BP Portrait Award

oil on panel, 40cm sq
oil on panel, 40cm x 40cm

 

Morning – long-listed for the RA Summer Exhibition 2015

Morning, 40cm sq - oil on panel
Oil on Panel, 40cm x 40cm

 

In October 2015 Andrew was invited by Steve Pill – Editor for Artists and Illustrator Magazine – to show a painting in the Discerning Eye Exhibition at The Mall Galleries.

Andrew painted Em bathing for this show.

Em bathing, oil on panel, 40cm x 50cm. (SOLD)

 

 I am a doughnut – long-listed for the RA Summer Exhibition 2016

I am a doughnut -oil on panel – 61cm x 81cm

 

In the Autumn of 2016  Generic Girl in Black was selected for the

National Open Art Exhibition 2016

Generic girls
Generic girl in black -oil on panel -76cm x 57cm

 

Two works were selected for the Discerning Eye Exhibition – 2016

AB Holmes – Untitled AP12 – Oil on Paper – 41cm x 31cm – (SOLD)
 Selected by Dan Coombes
Andrew B Holmes Untiltled – oil on paper – 41 x 31cm

Selected by Chris Orr

Andrew lives and works in London.

For further information, please see: http://www.andrewholmes.co.uk/AB_Holmes/home.html

 contact Andrew at: info@andrewholmes.co.uk

© AB Holmes 2016, All rights reserved. 

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