Andrew Macara 1944- (Old Brick Works)
This particular painting is named Old Derby brick works and is a superb example of Andrew Macaras earlier works around Derby, its wonderful size gives a full panoramic view of the city itself and shows off the artists extremely clever and accomplished skill with light in his paintings. His name and reputation are growing rapidly throughout the art world and with his growing reputation so is value of his work. As an investment peace you would be hard pressed to do better than this.
Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. Although Andrew Macara studied contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting he considers himself a self-taught artist.
Today Andrew Macara has one of the most distinctive styles of present day contemporary British Artists and has enjoyed considerable success. He is a member of the prestigious New English Art Club having been elected in 1984
Talking about Macara’s paintings, Professor Ken Howard RA says: ‘I have known and admired his work for many years. Although he has painted many different subjects over the years, the subject is always incidental to light. His paintings glow and as with all the best paintings of light they never describe, they are always an equivalent for light – the light comes from the canvas. As well as being full of light his paintings are also full of life. Whether it be life on the beach, in the playground, or in the zoo, Andrew simplifies but always captures the essence of his subject, his work is full of movement, atmosphere and space. His paintings are deservedly popular for he touches the everyday joy of life.’
Andrew Macara has undertaken several painting commissions for Public and Private Modern British Art collectors. These include: a series of contemporary paintings for Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford; Scott Bader Company; New Parliamentary Building; Westminster and Hilton Hotel Group for their corporate headquarters.
Andrew Macara has won many art awards. These include: Sir Huw Weldon, Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, Brian Sewell, Gileas Auty and Lord Palumbos choice, Discerning Eye Exhibition. Andrew was awarded the coveted De Lazlo art medal in 1985. And, Macara’s latest art award was at the RBA in 2005.