"Hampstead is meant to be one of the most prestigious part of London, crammed with trendy ‘dellies’, cottage gardens and cafes bustling with waiters and ladies having a ‘time out’. I lived there for 4 months whilst starting work in London and found myself an outsider. It was nothing against the people or the place, but I’d jumped the property ladder and stayed at my brothers house rent-free. This painting was painted before going to work during the course of 3 weeks. It hardly reflects the noise about me, and things kept moving. The only thing that stood still were the winos which I ommitted from this painting. Maybe they should have been included to reflect a ‘real’ part of Hampstead life."
Andrew has painted in excess of 100 pieces to date. His early works consisted of detailed still life with interesting perspectives.
The obsession with perspective is characteristic of these pieces.
True perspective actually consists of curves and is only true from one point. However, a ‘road to Damascus’ experience caused him to drop the rigorous attention to detail and move into a freer style, allowing expression and some interpretation of events. Learning styles and techniques from painters such as Nicholas Verrall and Georgio Morand White has created a fluid but realistic style. However, White sees painting and traditional art still as a stop to learn and improve from others before proceeding to more creative and dynamic mediums. Forthcoming work will include the use of plasma screens and mathematical art to make a useful but beautiful work.