For an artist there are few places more compelling than Venice. Since the early 16th century the city has been a centre for art, with the work of Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others influencing the later development of European painters. With the Grand Tour, from the 17th to 19th centuries increasing the popularity of Venice as a cultural destination, it became one of the world’s iconic cities and it has become one of Andrew’s favourite subjects.
When I first visited the city I was struck by this place of deep familiarity. Its canals, alleys and squares, the lagoon and islands are images we have all grown up with. It is not surprising artists have found, over the centuries, inspiration in the Venetian landscape. Each piece I paint is always a personal description of being in that place at that time, each painting reflecting another experience of this remarkable city”.