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Andrea Hook Dorset, United Kingdom

Andrea

Gallery: http://www.painters-online.co.uk/artist/andreah4
Blog: www.andreahookart.com/blog.html
Website: www.andreahookart.com

Biography

I have painted and sketched since early childhood and my favourite subject was the old orchard fruit trees in our garden. Following a Bachelor of Arts degree, I worked as an illustrator and graphic designer in in-house studios in London and Dorset - where I also illustrated natural-history information boards which were displayed throughout the county. On raising a family, I felt driven to capture my children's likenesses on canvas and began painting more frequently - this time with myself as the client! I now work in most media: acrylic (both impasto and glazed watercolour-style); oil; pastel; ink & pencil. I like to record subjects which might pass unnoticed: flowers by the kerbside; a face in the crowd; a strip of sunlight on the lawn. While attempting to render the 'ordinary, everyday' in paint, I frequently discover that the subject is far more extraordinary than the first casual glance suggested! Entering Open Art competitions has presented me with new challenges and I have been fortunate to have been selected for a number of these juried exhibitions. A full exhibition list is on my website, but my personal highlights are: Winning the New Forest Open Art Competition in 2015, and being shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's 'Artist of the Year 2017' Competition at the Mall Galleries, London. It fulfilled an ambition to have a painting selected for the Mall Galleries and was really poignant for me as my entry was a painting of the old fruit trees in my former childhood garden. Thank you for visiting - you are very welcome to visit my facebook page and website to see more :)


My galleries

Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Fish

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Gallery: Mural

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Gallery: Seasonal

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Floral

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Cityscapes

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Landscapes

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Still Life

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Portraits & Figurative

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Animal Portraits

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Coastal

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Gallery: Andrea Hook Art - Birds

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