Andrew Farmer British, b. 1985

Andrew Farmer was born in Rotherham in 1985. Andrew is a professional artist living and working in Yorkshire, Andrew studied at the Prince’s Drawing School (The Drawing Year 2009).  He now paints primarily in oils exclusively from observation, tackling a variety of subjects including still life, landscape and portraiture.


As he has developed over the years, his work has become much looser in the handling of paint and drawing materials, creating works which are lively and sometimes verging on the semi-abstract. His recent work has seen a shift in process, reworking ‘plein air’ paintings and returning to the same outdoor location at the same time of day and in similar weather conditions, striving to dig deeper into the subject.


Andrew Farmer a contemporary artist, likes to paint exclusively from observation, studying nature’s light and form. Nature for him offers an endless inspiration and the seasons have a real impact on his work and guide him to work on various subjects throughout the year.

Andrew likes to consider his contemporary art as short stories or poems rather than novels. In short stories and poetry, the writer must use a limited amount of words to express ideas, and so it is with his works; he endeavours to sum up his subject matter using economical mark making, colour and drawing.  He draws his inspiration from such artists as Monet, Cezanne, Albert Marquet and Ewan Uglow.


Andrew’s art work is currently held in private collections across the globe and he is represented by numerous galleries within the UK.