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Mick McAndrews

Mick McAndrews works in watercolor featuring landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of the Brandywine Valley, Maryland’s Easter Shore, the New England coastline and travels within the U.S. and abroad. Much of his work is completed en plein air inspired by natural surroundings and activity.

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Mick McAndrews
856 Williamsburg Blvd
Downingtown, PA 19335

Artist Statement

Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Mick has lived in the Brandywine Valley for the last 20 years. Primarily a self-taught watercolorist, Mick has participated in workshops with several renowned contemporary painters whose guidance and style influenced his artistic development. Ultimately, the work itself has served as the best teacher.

Mick’s paintings are available for purchase at the Visual Expansion Gallery in West Chester, PA, and he receives commission work upon request. Mick is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. In 2010, Mick received the Richard Greenwood Memorial Award for Traditional Watercolor from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society in its 110th Anniversary Exhibition and in 2011 he received an award for Excellence from the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society in its 32nd Anniversary Exhibition. His paintings have also been accepted into the 2011 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's International Exhibitions. He is honored to be a juried participant in the annual Historic Yellow Springs and Daylesford Abbey Art Shows. Exhibiting in these shows create the opportunity for Mick to share gallery space with artists whose work he greatly admires.

Mick’s watercolor art interprets realistic land and seascapes making use of personal insight and a reverence for the principles of design. He is ever inspired by the natural landscape of the Brandywine Valley, Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the rugged New England coastline, and travels abroad. Much of his recent work has been completed “en plein air,” inspired by the surrounding outdoor scenery and activity.

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