Andrew George was born in 1952 and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1974. Recently his paintings have come to be seen as part of the tradition of Scottish realist art, a tradition that goes back to the 18th century. The purchase of a major painting by the Fleming Collection of Scottish Art, London in 2005 recognised George within this history.
Andrew is one... of a small number of artists who use egg tempera. The medium only allows the application of small amounts of pigment at any one time. It disallows the grand painterly gesture as the egg often dries too quickly on the brush. Andrew paints the Mendip Hills, Dorset's Coastline, the Gower, and the hills of Scotland. On first impression his paintings are finely detailed - they are incredibly well observed. Yet on closer inspection passages of paint are almost abstract, where the detail is more impressionistically suggested. The landscapes are selected for their sense of the sublime.
Since moving to Somerset in the early 1980s George has exhibited regularly in the West Country. He has most recently exhibited in Bath and Dorest. His awards include the Millfield Open, Street 1999, South West Arts, Exeter 2000 and the Royal West of England Academy, Annual, Bristol 2000. His works are in the collections of Fleming- Wyfold Art Foundation, London, Dorset & Whitney, London and The Leicestershire Collection, The Sherrier Centre, Lutterworth.