Simon Shawn Andrews
Statement and Bio
I adore Greek and Christian stories because I find them mysterious and charming. My art is created simply and directly without any pretense about correctness. I care mostly about the compositions and colours and I try to create rich vibrant art. Some artists that have influenced my work are Gauguin, Titian, Pisano, and Redon. I like the themes of love, death, friendship, motherhood, where we come from, the afterlife, and the mystery of the human body.
I was born and raised in the Okanagan valley, educated in northern Alberta, and worked for many years as an artist in the video game industry before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2002. In 2008 I began oil painting full-time, foregoing academic training in favour of studying impressionist, naturalist, and renaissance art.
In 2014 I began learning sculpture by studying the great Italian, French, and Spanish sculpture of the past.
My current mediums are oil, pastel, and concrete.