Andrew Horrod – Fine Artist
Welcome to my website
If you would like to contact me, please use the link shown at the bottom of this page – or go straight to my Contact page.
I studied English and Art at Roehampton Institute in London. After a period working in the public sector, I got the opportunity to spend more time painting and was based for a number of years at Wimbledon Art Studios.
I draw and paint a variety of subjects but common to all is that “I was there”. Direct observation is an essential starting point for my work, whether or not the picture is completed on location. Well known sights and classic themes are sometimes given a contemporary twist – in an urban scene, maybe avoiding the set-piece view or including something that will not be there for long. For me, a town or city is about passers-by as well as static buildings and other structures. I like the complexities and contrasts found in such scenes and sometimes a story comes out of what I see.
I try to include some quick sketches of various subjects on my website. Whatever the situation and medium, my style is fairly loose and this can help with capturing movement and simplifying a scene. One way I would like you, the viewer, to engage with my work is by “filling in the gaps”.
I am a member of Chelsea Art Society – www.chelseaartsociety.org.uk – and the Drawing London Group – www.drawinglondon.org.uk
Exhibitions and other events include:
Singer and Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 1995
Federation of British Artists Friends’ Painting Day and Exhibition 2001 (awarded the Friends’ Prize and a Green & Stone award of art materials for a watercolour of St. James’s Park)
Images of Venice, Mall Galleries 2004
Chelsea Art Society exhibitions from 2012 as a non-member and then member (Watercolour prize 2019) including those held at 340 King’s Road with the support of Sloane Stanley
Picture the Heath, Hampstead Festival 2013 (prizewinner), 2015 and 2019 (joint 2nd prize)
Pintar Rapido 2013 – 2015, 2017 and 2019
Cafe Gallery Open, Southwark Park 2013 and Art 50 group show, Fulham 2014
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2013 (Smith and Williamson Cityscape Prize) and 2014
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 2014, 2017 and 2018
Paint Out Norwich 2015, 2016 (2nd prize, watercolour category), 2017 (1st prize, watercolour category) and 2018
Paint Out Norfolk 2020 – 2023 and Paint Out Wells-next-the-Sea 2016 and 2017
Brixham Art Society plein air open event 2019 – 1st prize
Paint Outs at Cambridge (acrylic category prizewinner) and Holt 2019
Buxton Spa Prize 2016, 2017 (3rd prize), 2018 (1st prize) and 2019
Discerning Eye 2017
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2017
ROI Paint Live 2016 (1st prize), 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022
Create Longridge Art Event 2019 – 1st prize
Windsor & Eton En Plein Air 2016 – 2018 (1st prize 2017, picture in the Royal Collection) and 2022
Spirit of the Stour plein air event, Dedham 2017 and 2018 (overall prize-winner)
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition (online) 2020
Broadway Arts Festival paint off event (4th prize) 2023
US magazines ‘Watercolor Artist’ and ‘Pastel Journal’ – August and October 2015