Andy MacLean

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Immaculata Hall
(902) 867-2172

"It seems that there is an honesty and sincerity in limiting my subject matter to my immediate surroundings. Painting thus becomes a simple marriage of the circumstance of place and the artist’s materials.
My opinion as a painter is that great art is produced by a balanced consideration of materials and subject; something painted well is not simply an accurate pictorial description of a specific thing, but a means to convey insights and observations given through the handling of the medium.
As a representational painter, I feel a kind of satisfaction with the appearance of nature, but the work must also be a manifestation of the medium, something that could not function in any other discipline."

Andy MacLean received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2000 with a Major in studio/painting and a Minor in art history.
He has exhibited in both Canada and the U.S. and belongs to collections in Toronto, Halifax, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Stockholm, and Edessa, Greece. He has been a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Toronto Arts Council and Nova Scotia Arts Council.

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Artwork

Artwork
AntigonishHousePM

Antigonish House Late in the Afternoon, 2013
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

DistantView

Distant View, 2014
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

ClovervilleRoadDusk

Cloverville Road View at Dusk, 2015
Oil on canvas, 18 x 18"

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