Andrew Farmer ROI was born in 1985 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
He 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 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, and has been awarded 1st and 2nd prize in the 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 recently he has become a full member of the ROI.