Lot 230 - Simon Andrew - Melting Snow 2
Lot 230 - Simon Andrew - Melting Snow 2

Lot 230 - Simon Andrew - Melting Snow 2

Watercolour on Paper



Since completing his MFA from Newcastle University in northeast England, painter Simon Andrew has exhibited his richly textured and emotive landscapes in 27 solo shows in the UK and Canada. He has received two Ontario Arts Council awards and has won landscape competitions including the Laing National Landscape Competition and the Lawrence Atwell Award both in the UK. He received first prize in Exposures, an exhibition judged by public museum curators in Canada.

Andrew's work is held in corporate and private collections including that of actor Mel Gibson, Fidelity Investment, Glaxo Wellcome and Her Majesty The Queen in Right. His work was featured on the album cover of Day for Night by the Juno award winning and much loved Canadian band The Tragically Hip.

"When painting, I concern myself with colour relationships, compositional structures and the physicality of the paint. I consider ‘subject’ the framework on which I hang the paint. My work is as much about the medium as the message... My paintings are a distilling process. They are often primed with an emotional charge, triggered by an event or a place. The intention is that they should conclude as authentic reconstructed experience."




1987                 Newcastle University .U.K. B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art.

1987 1989        M.F.A. Newcastle University, U.K.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017                 Formulating Landscape, The Wallace Gallery, Calgary, AB

2016                 Interior and Exterior Domains, The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014                 Mini Show, The Wallace Gallery, Calgary AB

2013                 Studio 21, Halifax, NS

2012                 The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

                         The Wallace Gallery, Calgary AB

2011                 Great Atlantic Art Galleries, Cornwall, U.K.

2010                  The Seascape Gallery, Godalming, U.K.

2008                 Goldie Gallery, Montreal, QC

                         The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2001                 The Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

2000                 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON