Andy Caddick brings euphoria,ethereal dream...and yet a touch of glamour.
Today we wanted to focus on a rather unassuming artist that prefers to shy away from the usual spotlight of the usual artist and gallery seeking to become a dominant force in the business,over 50 years we have seen artists literally get "struck by lightening"after many years of pursuing their craft ,without perhaps the acclaim that they deserve.
We took time to speak with Andy and here are his reflections and a bit of background on how he see's himself in the market place currently.
"This has been a long journey, it has taken a few different paths leading up to the achievement of a goal I’ve had for a long time now.
I am an artist specialising in the use of airbrush, incorporating realism techniques into mixed media pieces that can be classed as modern/expressionistic realism/abstract. My style is unique and in terms of being represented in the ‘fine art’ world, it has been somewhat of a challenge.....you see, the airbrush is often looked down upon as a tool, but those who use one will know that the skill and techniques involved in creating high quality art, do not come easily. I made it a goal that I would positively promote the use of the airbrush in my pieces and get them in mainstream galleries. Times have changed, and there is an insurgence of ‘urban’ art and I feel I have come along at the right time!
I am proud to say that my original art work is represented by northern editions fine art publishers and very soon, my collections will be promoted and available to purchase via leading galleries in the UK and of course the mighty Art Lounge galleries."
This journey has not come easily and I have been torn between many forms of artists expression, but the bottom line is, I pursued and continued in my belief and my passion and things have finally paid off. I am open to any commissioned work and will always be available for any questions or queries regarding my work.
I specialise in the use of metal panel to which I airbrush my artwork. The metal panel allows for manipulation that provides an incredible background that is almost 3D in it’s character. The lighting can massively effect how the piece is viewed and it will change colour and reveal new hidden textures as you move around the art work. This is something that I am looking forward to developing over the future and I hope you enjoy the journey.
I do undertake commissioned pieces but they have to be something that I am comfortable painting in my own style. For some people this is perfect for others, it may not suit. But I only take on a few commissions each year and prices are entirely dependant on the size and subject matter, but roughly speaking the starting price would be £500 for a 50x50cm aluminium panel. For any details and further information then please feel free to contact David or Chris at Art Lounge galleries.
Thank you to all those who have supported me over the years and thanks to my friends in the art world for offering words of advice and guidance. A special thanks to John at image Design for his support and belief in my work.