Featured Artists

Andrew Hird


Andrew Hird is an award winning contemporary figurative painter of landscapes, cities and
the English coast. All his work is from personal experience based on location sketches in
pencil or paint. These “plein air” studies provide the working material for studio paintings,
always referring back to the feeling of standing in the environment. Often he will return to
favourite locations many times, recording the subject over changing seasons and times of
His studio paintings are the considered result of these observational studies and evolve over days or weeks to bring together light, line and perspective that are distinctive elementsof Andrew’s work. His plein air studies are often loose and freely painted, aiming to capture a light effect or atmosphere quickly before the moment is lost. He paints to share his personal world and hopefully transmit some of the pleasure he finds in recording it.
Andrew has exhibited at the Mall Galleries, Chelsea Art Society, Patchings Festival,
Broadway Arts Festival, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and
the ING Discerning Eye. He won the Royal Institute of Oil Painters “Paint Live” competition
in 2015, The Artist Purchase Prize, Great Art Award and Peoples’ Choice Award at
Patchings, the Monkton Arts Prize in 2021, and the Frank Herring award at the ROI
exhibition in 2022. He was selected to compete as a featured artist in Sky Arts Landscape
Artist of The Year 2019 at Gateshead Millennium Bridge, and his painting was chosen by the Royal Navy for their permanent collection at HMS Calliope. Andrew’s work is becoming
increasingly popular with pieces in collections around the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada, and the Far East.

Commissions are available please contact Seaview Art Gallery to arrange.