Andy Newman creates dynamic landscape and figurative work inspired by European architecture and countryside. Highly textured and with an emphasis on shape and color over particular form, Newman’s works border on the abstract. His 1998 New York exhibition prompted critic and art historian Donald Kuspit to observe, “There is a ghostly, dreamlike quality to Newman’s pictures, making their narrative all the more haunting and evocative.... Newman’s pictures are on the emotional cutting edge.”
Newman studied in London, earning his degree in Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford. He then went on to hold a successful career as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., before deciding to exchange his briefcase for a paintbrush at the age of 36. Since then, Newman has maintained his studio practice, currently residing in Concord, Massachusetts and Cavillargues, France with his family.
Houses Descending on a Hill (Torre de Compte), Oil on canvas, 21 x 33”