My Passion

Rugby painting

A passion for sport

It’s not everyday that I get a call from a journalist but last week the phone rang and I was asked “Tell me about your painting.”

The lovely journalist was from Warburtons magazine, which features people and what they love doing most.

My painting has always been my passion, ever since I used to watch my granddad paint in his spare time.  I took it up, loved it and went on to study illustration at degree.  I worked for about ten years illustrating education school textbooks for the major publishers.  A career change and one family later I now work at Warburtons bakery.  Since working at the bakery I now paint in my spare time, it gives me the chance to paint things that interest me.'My passion'


About andyquelchcountryartist

Andy Quelch is a native of the West Country. He studied Art at Lincoln and then Kingston upon Thames, gaining a degree in Illustration. He has worked for many years as a freelance Illustrator, with many of the top publishing houses as his clients, but his real passion is with his own paintings of animals and landscapes. For the past few years Andy has produced a series of works of country scenes and animal studies that have become very popular at the game fairs and country shows where he exclusively shows his work. All the pictures are based on his own reference material and studies, and he spends most of his spare time visiting Hunts and Shoots, and scouring the countryside for inspiration.The seeds of this interest in ‘country’ subjects were sown when he started beating at his local shoot. He was intrigued and excited about this new visual treasure trove and has not looked back since. Painting largely in Oils, but also with Pastel and Acrylic, Andy creates atmospheric and beautifully crafted works that he hopes capture the essence of his subject, whether it be a portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier, or a gathering of riders at a hunt.
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