Andrew Macara was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1944. He studied contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting amongst the Cornwall Art Galleries but considers himself to be predominantly a self taught artist.
Macara travels extensively gathering images for paintings from around the world, but his native Derb...yshire continues to feature in many paintings – particularly the Winter scenes. Other subjects with strong demand are Andrew’s British seaside paintings. Recently he has been exploring a new subject matter of reflections, involving a more abstracted painting style.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and also the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. Recent exhibitions include 2018 Stow-on-the-Wold at Red Rag Gallery.
He is now established as a very collectible contemporary figurative artist and over the years his paintings have proved to be a good British Art Investment. He has been commissioned by numerous establisments, including Lloyds TSB, St. Johns Ambulance and the Parliment buildings.