After leaving art college Andrew joined a magazine publishing company as a junior designer. After 45 years working in the industry in London, New York and Sydney as an Art Director, Creative Director, Editor, Editorial Director and eventually as Publisher he 'retired'. He returned to his roots and produces his mainly landscape digital screen prints.
"I’m convinced I have some form of mental disorder. Which is why photography is like therapy to me. It helps me to slow down and focus my cluttered, chatter-filled mind. It makes me see different things, and examine them.
My love for the craft is grounded in truisms that have been passed down from lensmen far more accomplished than me. I try to think about them whenever I pick up a camera. Shoot what moves you. Shun the familiar. Take the picture now, because in a second it will be gone forever. And never leave the house without a camera. The last point is the only one I seem to achieve with any regularity. But there we go."
Josh Lancaster is a young Auckland artist who made the move to the Hawke's Bay in 2016 to pursue painting full-time. In 2015 he made the decision to leave a successful career in advertising to follow his dream of being an artist. His bold lines and saturated colour make for distinctive, original artworks including those of some more quirky local landmarks.
"I paint the places we love. I do this by trying to capture the essence of a familiar place be it someone’s dairy, beach, view, flat, island, road, takeaway shop, family bach or simply just the memory of one. These are the places we cherish - the iconic moments that make up who we are. They are an agent for fond memories, stories, feelings. Collectively we love these places for what they remind us of – they connect us."