painting of an outdoor coastal scene


See below for artist information or to get more of a personal insight, read our interview with Andrew Macara NEAC

Artist Statement

Respect for the two dimensions of the picture plane are of great importance to Andrew T Macara. He attempts to tread the fine line between the figurative and abstract in order to attain this. The search for new, original and interesting images is ongoing and endless.

Method of Working

Andrew paints outdoors and in the studio using oil on canvas. Many studies are made using a terracotta waxy pencil. He travels the globe in search of subjects that are visually interesting and exciting.

Biographical Details

Mainly self taught by copying old masters from around the age of 12

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2014 Public’s Choice, Nottingham Castle
2009 Worshipful Company of Painters-Stainers Prize
2007 Michael Harding Prize, RBA
​Anish Kapoor, Nottingham Open
Bernard Dunstan, RA Summer Exhibition
Sir Huw Wheldon, RA Summer Exhibition
Brian Sewell, Art Critic; Giles Auty, Art Critic
Lord Palumbo’s choice at Discerning Eye

Past Exhibitions

Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Jonathan Copper Gallery, London
Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, Derbyshire
Thompson's Gallery
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton
Red Rag Gallery, Stow on the Wold
Gallery Top, Derbyshire
RA Summer Exhibitions
One-man show at RA Upstairs Gallery
Many one-man shows in London, UK and overseas


'Andrew Macara' by Jonathan Riley, ISBN 9780956050502