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Andrew Farmer ROI

Born 1985, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Elected full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2019


Andrew studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Canterbury Christ Church (2005-2008) achieving a First Class Honours, followed by a postgraduate, ‘The Drawing Year’ at the Royal Drawing school, London (2008-2009).
Painting primarily in oils, Andrew tackles a range of subjects including highly personal family scenes, rural/urban landscape, and portraiture.
“I’m passionate about producing work which is heavily rooted in observation and I thrive on the act of looking, analysing and trying to understand the world around me.” 
Since first exhibiting with the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters in 2014, Andrew has been awarded 1st and 2nd prize Winsor and Newton Award for painting, and in 2019 the Menena Joy Schabe Memorial Award.
“I love to paint the ordinary, analysing simple subjects that will encourage the viewer to look more closely at the many wonderful and beautiful things surrounding us daily.”
Andrew is a member of the Brit Plein Air group, The Northern Boys painting group and most recent, a full member of the ROI.

Education
Church View College, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: Awarded Distinction for National Diploma in Fine Art.
Church View College, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: Awarded Distinction for Foundation in Art and Design.
Canterbury Christ Church University (2005-2008): Awarded 1st Class Degree in Fine Art Painting
Post-Graduate Certificate The Royal Drawing School, London.

Awards
‘Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award’, ROI, Mall Galleries 2019
‘Very highly commended’ Painting Padiham 2019
1st Prize, Doncaster plein air painting award 2018
1st Prize, Winsor and Newton Award For Painting, ROI, Mall Galleries, 2018
Paint Out Norwich, Judges Commendation, 2018
2nd Place (£1000) ‘Create Longridge’ Art event, Londgridge, Lancashire. 2018
1st place (Best in show). The New Fringe Open Exhibition. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 2018
Shortlisted for the Haworth Northern Landscape Award, NEAC Mall Galleries 2016.
Shortlisted for the Contemporary Portrait Prize, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 2016
The Windsor and Newton Award for Oil Painting. Awarded by the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, annual show in 2015.
Richard Ford Award, Prado Residency, Madrid, Spain(2009) Awarded by The Prince’s Drawing School, London (Now the Royal School of drawing).
 
Major Public Commission
Commissioned by the Yorkshire Main Commemorative Trust, ‘The Edlington Collier’ Unveiled 2012
This is my first major public commission which is now on permanent display at the Yorkshire Main Community Centre in Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
 
Exhibitions

 

2020
The Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
Solo Show, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester
2019
”The Painter, the Poet and the Portrait’, Solo Show Doncaster Museum
“Outdoor Painting in the North”, Hartlepool Art Gallery
‘The Northern Boys”, Contemporary Six, Manchester
2018
The Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
The New English Art Club annual Exhibition
Create Longridge
The New Fringe Open, Doncaster Museum
Birmingham NEC with Granta Fine Art 2018
Group Show, ’Reflections’, Hornshaw Gallery London
2017
The Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
The New English Art Club annual Exhibition
One Man Show, ‘From the woodland to the coast’, Staithes Studios Gallery
One Man Show, ’HOMELAND’ Cusworth Hall, Doncaster
2016
The Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
The Brick Lane Gallery, Group Exhibition with the Hornshaw Gallery
The New English Art Club annual Exhibition
Contemporary Portrait Award, Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle
2 man show, Staithes studio Gallery, Staithes
The Buxton Spa Prize Exhibition
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Art For Youth North Yorkshire
2015
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
3 Man Show, ‘Chalk Marks’. The Art and Rose Gallery, Pocklington
2013
Ruth Borchard self-portrait competition, Kings Place Gallery, York Road, London
Solo Exhibition-‘Painting in the park’, Cusworth Hall, Doncaster