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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.


I have enjoyed the last few weeks creating an industrial triptych of the breadmaking process, very much taking inspiration from the paintings of Stanley Spencer.  Looking forward to how the other 2 parts come together….

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Link to the blog of photographer Julian James who kindly took the photographs for the Warburtons magazine.

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welsh rugby grand slam 2012

I have been persuaded (by my wife!) to complete the welsh rugby hat trick with an acrylic painting of the winning team.  I will be working on the drawings soon, unsure whether to pick out a few key players or … Continue reading

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My Passion

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 … Continue reading

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This is my new blog. Please bear with me whilst I set everything up and start posting articles about my work as a country artist. In the meantime you can check out my videos using the top menu bar. Best … Continue reading

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