The Temptation of St Anthony, 2011
Acrylic on canvas
Original size: 250 x 200 cm (h x w)
Photographer: James Hopkins
Iain Andrews is primarily a painter, based in Manchester and represented by Man&Eve gallery, London, with whom he had a solo show in 2013. He has also has recent solo shows at: Warrington Art Gallery, 2012; The Atkinson Gallery, 2013; and at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester in 2014. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including The Progressive Collection and The New Art Gallery, Walsall. In 2011 he won the Marmite painting prize, the regional award in the National Art Open and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and in 2012 he was nominated for the Northern Art Prize. His work is concerned with the narratives of Folk tales and Faery stories, which he uses as structures within which he explores the mythology both of art history and of the individual psyche. He also works as an Arts Psychotherapist with adolescents.