Featured Artists

Andrew Herridge

Andrew Herridge paints the Island's sea and land in a way that is pleasing, thoughtful and descriptive.  His brush strokes reveal more to and about the image than strikes you at first. The works evolve organically, beginning with his everyday observations.  Andrew explores the relationship between what exists and our perceived reality. Connection to his works is immediate and often on an emotional or spiritual plane as well as what treats the eyes.
Andrew says, “ . . . .  Entering my studio, its as if in my mind's eye alights on a Sea Eagle's lofty cliff perch. I glance at and beyond the ocean ....thoughts and paint flow . . . . I am absorbed by my surroundings and begin to paint an emotional response.“
Andrew formerly worked out of studios in Whitwell, Isle of Wight and also on the tiny Scottish Hebridean island of Luing. Always close to the sea, his life is steeped in constantly changing elements. Painting in acrylic pigment, with mixed media and print since the mid 80’s. Lately, returning to a studio in Niton on the the Isle of Wight, he continues to paint the coast and sea and what pleases his eye and spirit.
Exhibitions and Events include various UK open studio and group exhibitions, Northern Parishes Arts, Ascot, Berkshire (Prize Winner) and Henley, Oxon. Isle of Wight Arts, Quay Arts, Newport, IOW, Ku Art Gallery, IOW, V &A Traynor Fine Arts, Berkshire, Saatchi Art,  The Jetty Gallery, Oban, The Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh and West Wight Gallery, IOW.