[Artist Works]

Andrew Tozer

Andrew Tozer

Born in Cornwall in 1974, Andrew Tozer's personal connection to the Cornish landscape began
growing up in a farming family. An early and prolonged exposure to the landscape, he believes, laid the
foundations of his art.

Biography

Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters in whose work the legacy of Impressionism resonates: landscapes are expressed with breathtaking immediacy, fleeting impressions rendered in such a way as to capture the essence of what's there; paintings created outdoors, whatever the weather, animated by light and its transient qualities. His work contains a vibrant sense of movement and a powerful energy

Andrew's paintings record the ever-changing nuances of light in his surroundings and his paintings are in the Impressionist tradition. The simplicity and beauty of his work, however, is underpinned by rigorous draftsmanship and the intensity and complexity of his paint handling. His fast, accurate, painterly language becomes clear as thin coats of colour and glazes are applied repeatedly until the painting 'seems right'. This is a process that can take months: sites are revisited, paintings adjusted and repainted until, finally, a conclusion is reached.

"At the age of 19, I moved to London to study Art at the University of Westminster. From there I went on to Central St Martin's School of art. After 5 years, I yearned to return to Cornwall to do what I loved most - paint. I learnt my craft of painting en-plein-air whilst in London. The Thames, Richmond and Kew Gardens were all favourite haunts. Moving back to Cornwall in 1998, In terms of painting, I am at my happiest when working outside en plein air. The paintings are a response to the subject and also my own self. My work speaks of certain things: what it means to be
outside, to look at and be a part of the world. Being alone in the landscape without painting makes me restless. For me, painting is a vital activity in itself: it is not like getting through the ironing, with one piece following another. Instead, painting is the place where I feel happiest alone, the place that leads me to another language, and eventually good paintings - which I trust will make others happy, too. The paintings, I hope speak for themselves. They have titles of course, and these allude to certain things, but one cannot put into words the language of painting. The paintings are a response to the subject and also my own self. My work speaks of certain things; what it means to be outside, to look at and be a part of the world."



Education

1992-1993 Falmouth School of Art & Design, Cornwall, National Diploma in Foundation studies.
1993-1996 University of Westminster, London, 1st Class B.A. Hons gained in Illustration.
1996-1998 Central St. Martins School of Art & Design London, Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Design


Solo Exhibitions:

2018 The Helford River, Beside The Wave
2018 Insights, Beside The Wave
2017 Fleeting Light, Beside The Wave
2017 Celebration, Beside The Wave
2016 A Painter's World, Beside The Wave
2016 Special Collection, Beside The Wave
2015 Celebrating the Landscape, Beside The Wave
2015 Special Collection, Beside The Wave
2014 Sea Change, Beside The Wave
2014 Special Collection, Beside The Wave
2013 Cornish Light, special collection Beside The Wave and Falmouth Art Gallery
2013 Cornish Sunshine, Beside The Wave
2011 Special Collection, Beside The Wave
2011 What I See, Contemporary Impressionism, Beside The Wave and Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 Home and Away, Webbs Fine Art, London
2010 Come Rain or Shine, Beside The Wave
2010 Chasing the Light, Webbs Fine Art, London
2009 Through New Eyes, Beside The Wave
2009 Trelissick Gallery, Truro
2008 Close to Home, Beside The Wave
2007 New Light, Beside The Wave
2006 Changing Light, Beside The Wave
2005 A Closer Look, Beside The Wave
2004 A Journey by the Water's Edge, Beside The Wave
2003 Shining Skies, Sparkling Waters, Beside The Wave

Mixed Exhibitions:

2017 'Fresh' Contempoary Art Fair, Beside The Wave Stand, Cheltenham
2017 The Chelsea Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
2015 Mixed Show: Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall and Primrose Hill, London
2015 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
2014 Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall
2011 Contemporary Impressionism, Beside The Wave and Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 Art Fairs, Beside The Wave stand, Bristol, Edinburgh and London
2011 Thompson's Galleries, Aldeburgh
2006 Andrew Tozer & Justin Cooke, Innocent Fine Art, Bristol
2005-09 Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly
2005-06 Royal Society of British Artists
2005 Reflections, joint exhibition with Glyn Macey, Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly
2004-09 Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2004-07 Webbs Road, Battersea
2004 Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2003-Present Mixed Exhibitions, Beside The Wave
2002 Essence of the Landscape, joint exhibition with Amanda Hoskin, Beside The Wave
2002 Artists from Cornwall, joint exhibition with Jennie Buckingham, Breon O'Casey and Carole O'Toole, Adam
2002 Street Gallery, London
2001 From River to Beach, joint exhibition with Simon Stooks, Beside The Wave
2000 Distant Horizons, joint exhibition with Philip Lyons, Beside The Wave



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