Café Artist of the Month (November): Andy Bayston
Andy Bayston is a Northallerton based artist who works predominantly in painting. He experiments with paint application to achieve a more abstract effect, combining oils with cold wax.
Andy is particularly interested in capturing the reflective quality of water. He is inspired by the contrast that is often seen in those landscapes, that stand out as being special in our natural world.
Over the past few years Andy has enjoyed having the time to develop his painting with oil and cold wax. Introducing cold wax to the oil paint tends to speed up the process of painting and demands that he get on with a particular work. Andy especially interested in capturing the reflective quality of water and the contrast that is often seen in those landscapes that stand out as being special in our natural world. Mountains, lakes and the coast seem to hold a spiritual quality that he is still trying to capture in his work.
Andy also wanted to move my landscapes to a style that’s more abstract and increasingly freed-up. This is a personal challenge as my natural inclination is to look for the detail in a subject rather than wait for the happy accidents that occur in all art.
The paintings on display are created using brush, palette knives, roller and bowl scrapers to work the oil across the canvas.