James Andrews is an artist and teacher who has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 1999. Andrews work is best described as Narrative Surrealism. While he is skilled in classical figure drawing with graphite and oil pencil, the bulk of his professional work is acrylic on canvas.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1973, Andrews’ family moved out to Long Island’s beautiful East End when he was a toddler. The skies, waters and other scenic features of the beloved Hamptons area, which he will always refer to as “home” populate many of his paintings.
Andrews has always had a love of art and the stories it can tell. This love led him to pursue and earn a BFA in Theatrical Design from the State University of New York at New Paltz and, later, an MS Ed in Art Education from Dowling College, on Long Island, NY. It was shortly after finishing his master’s degree that Andrews made the move to Silverdale, Washington– a small suburb, directly across the Puget Sound from Seattle.
Since dedicating himself to his own professional art practice, Andrews has had several showings of his paintings and drawings. Andrews values each show and new sale as an extremely valuable opportunity to connect, personally, with his audience. It is this chance to communicate and connect with others, which drives his creative process.
Find more information on his website jamesandrewsart.com/