ANDREW HARE --- Realist painter specializing in Architectural subjects.
With a detailed focus on urban surroundings, Andrew Hare's paintings seek to capture the play of light, shadow and reflections on buildings, doorways, windows and unexpected objects. His vision combines real and imagined elements to create images of unforseen beauty in ordinary environments.
Known for his large oil and acrylic on canvas paintings, Hare's work can be found in private collections across the U.S. and Europe.
In 1999, after 25 long years in the textile and apparel design business in Los Angeles and Seattle, Andrew left the 9-to-5 world behind and started painting for a living. In his spare time he composes music and enjoys the alternate reality of performing as a studio and live musician with several Northwest bands.
Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA
2008 - "Questioning Silence" - ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 - "Enter At Your Own Risk" Solo Show - Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 - Group Show - Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 - "Finale!" Group Show - Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 - Group Show - Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 - Group Show - Runnings Gallery at ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
2005 - Solo Show - Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005/04/03/02 - AWAA Group Show - Runnings Gallery at ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
2005/04/03/02/01 - December Group Show - Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 - Group Show - Seattle Academy of Fine Art (now Gage Academy), Seattle, WA
2004 - Group Show - Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
I am attracted to the way sunlight illuminates doorways and creates shadows on walls. Architecture is created by people, while environment and light are natural. The way the two combine is what inspires me. With my paintings I try to convey the feeling I get when I happen upon a scene of beauty, color and form that seems to be going unnoticed by everyone else. I think of a building facade as a stage on which to place story elements. In my paintings I often combine parts of different images and elements, real and imagined, hoping to encourage viewers to create their own story. I hope my paintings of moments captured in time, my unveiling of obscure visual treasures, will inspire everyone to pause and look closer at their own everyday surroundings.
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