North Wales Society of Fine Arts

Andy Dobbie

I’m an Anglesey-based artist who paints and draws a range of subjects (including Murals, Portraits, Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes) in oils, acrylics, pencil and charcoal, as well as trying my hand at printmaking and welded scrap metal sculptures. I am fascinated by the challenge of finding new ways of depicting the relationships between (the planes of) 3 dimensional forms in space on a 2 dimensional surface, especially as it relates to the human face and figure.

I find that I can use the multi-disciplinary approach of painting, printing and sculpture to investigate and attempt to inform my efforts in the other disciplines. I love the wide range of picturesque locations that Anglesey has to offer and am very keen to find a way to do them justice on canvas.

I take inspiration from artists of all eras and movements, but especially from post-impressionism onwards and, particularly, from Cubism, which, I feel, still has more to offer figurative artists in the digital age. My artistic heroes include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, David Hockney & Lucien Freud.