Andrew Fitchett

Andrew Fitchett is a practicing painter working in oils and West Dean tutor since 2006. Since his career in Advertising where he ran creative courses Andrew paints and teaches from his studio in East Sussex. Andrew's work is in private collections across Europe.

What is your approach to teaching?

I use students' individual aims to give group exercises a very personal focus and encourage experimentation and pushing creative boundaries. I use individual and group reviews to inspire development.

What inspires your own work?

The everyday and odd moments of stillness, atmospheric situations and landscapes, a quiet intensity, dark corners, rainy days, telegraph poles, bleak landscapes, dramatic clouds, rooks, crows, ravens and the overlooked.

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