Andrew Cheetham was born in Heywood, Manchester in 1971. He lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where he converted one of the old baiting sheds on the harbour into a studio. He has been painting the sea and documenting Scarborough’s declining Fishing Industry since 2000. He was selected as Artist in Residence at Knaresborough Castle and in Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors.
'Forest' Graphite and oil on board
My submissions are part of a body of work entitled ‘Dislocated locality’: a series of monochromatic images created using my own mixture of graphite and oil which are both descriptive and painterly, specific, yet open to the imagination. Without consciously directing it, my work has become increasingly concerned with the impacts of Climate Change and the fears and challenges that lie ahead.
'North Sea' Graphite and oil on board