Andrew Wells is a self-taught artist currently residing in the Upstate of South Carolina with his wife Diane and their two Yorkshire Terriers, Gina and Roma.
He is a graduate of Clemson University’s College of Architecture and has more than thirty years of professional architectural and design experience. Since his early retirement from architecture, Andrew has dedicated a significant portion of his time to creating artworks.
He has shared his passion for painting people and his commissioned artworks have been called, “unique and compelling.”
Andrew is also a professional framer of artworks and participates regularly in consulting and advising other artists and collectors in the framing and conservation of their art
Each time I pick up the brush to create a painting I learn something new, and that’s refreshing. The creative process itself is what truly fascinates me. With each stroke of the brush a multitude of illusions are revealed through the application of color and texture, amidst the interplay of light, shade, shadow, reflection and transparency. I think of painting as being three dimensional, similar to a sculpture, where the viewer can explore the depth of the artwork.
I consider myself a “dark” painter, using deeper, richer colors. My favorite medium is oil on stretched canvas, linen or a cradled panel. I especially love creating artwork that encompasses people doing the things they most enjoy. When I am able to capture an emotion or mystique that holds and moves the viewer, or create an interaction where the viewer can experience the moment, I feel a great sense of accomplishment.