I have known and admired his work for many years.Although he has painted many different subjects over the years, the subject is always incidental to light. His paintings glow and as with all the best paintings of light they never describe, they are always an equivalent for light - the light comes from the canvas. As well as being full of light his paintings are also full of life. Whether it be life on the beach, in the playground, or in the zoo, Andrew simplifies but always captures the essence of his subject, his work is full of movement, atmosphere and space. His paintings are deservedly popular for he touches the everyday joy of life - Professor Ken Howard OBE RA

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944, where he continues to live and work. Although he studied for a brief period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting he considers himself to be a predominantly self taught artist. In 1984 he was elected to the New English Art Club, and his work is held in prestigious public, private, and corporate collections including those of Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford, Lloyds TSB, the Hilton Hotel Group, and the New Parliamentary Building, Westminster. He travels extensively, gathering materials for his joyful landscape scenes worldwide.