Andrew Milne is a landscape artist living and working in the South Downs National Park in Southern England.
Andrew has lived in Sussex his whole life, from early years in Clapham village and more recently on the edge of the South Downs National Park near Worthing. After studying at West Sussex College of Art he followed a career in graphic design for 40 years before becoming a full time artist in 2019. His bold, contemporary paintings are inspired by the natural landscape around him; the tranquillity and isolation found in its rural spaces and the patterns and colours imposed on it by agriculture and the effect of the changing seasons.
Through his use of vibrant colour and expressive mark-making, Andrew explores our connection with the countryside, remembered from past walks and encountered afresh with each new season. The hopeful new life of spring and summer’s swaying grasses and hedgerows are inevitably replaced by autumn’s textures, long shadows and then the stark contrasts of winter light in the patchwork of fields and woods of the South Downs. It is this ongoing cycle of nature’s visual feast which he strives to capture and bring to our notice.
Andrew’s direct, immersive paintings often make a deep connection with the viewer, leading them into the Sussex landscapes that they know and love by heart.