Andrew Macara

Born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1944. Andrew Macara has lived and worked in Derby most of his life.

Whilst still finding inspiration from the activities in the local parks during both the winter and summer months, the artist is always excited by the special light experienced on his travels to foreign countries. Observing children at play on recent trips to Thailand, Spain, and France inevitably creates new images to be captured on canvas. The artist considers himself mainly self-taught, apart from a brief spell studying with Leonard Fuller at the St. Ives School of Painting.

Andrew Macara was elected a member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 1981 and The New English Art Club in 1984. Exhibiting work regularly at these societies exhibitions at The Mall Galleries, he was awarded the De Lazlo Medal in 1985.

Awards:

Amish Kapoor, Nottingham Open
Bernard Dunstan, RA Royal Academy Exhibition
Sir Huw Weldon, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Brian Sewell, Gileas Auty
Lord Palumbos choice, Discerning Eye Exhibition

Selected Exhibitions:

Century Gallery, Berkshire
New Academy Gallery, London
Fosse Gallery, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, 31 High Street, Eton
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Lucy Simmonds Fine Paintings - Leading British Painters, City Hall, Hong Kong
Brian Sinfield Exhibition, Bermuda
W.H.Patterson, London - New English Art Club mixed exhibitions
Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries - Lord Palumbos choice
International Art Fair, Olympia
20th Century British Art Fair
Bath Contemporary Art Fair

Selected Commissions:

Derby Chamber of Commerce - Royal Opening, Derby Assembly Rooms
St.Johns Ambulance - Commissioning Service at Derby Cathedral
Scott Bader Company - Paintings at Laboratories, Northampton
Sir Anthony & Lady Bamford - Series of paintings, Heron Bay, Barbados
New Parliamentary Building, Westminster - Six paintings of the Party
Conference towns. Hilton Hotel Group - Paintings for Headquarters