Andy Dolphin



ANDY DOLPHIN – ARTIST STATEMENT

PERSONAL DETAILS:
Born April 1961
Operated “Art Attack”, an Airbrush Art business,
in the early 1980′s
Freelance signwriter and scenic artist from 1986 to
early 1990′s.
Freelance commercial illustrator in until 1996.
Art Director, Conquest Advertising 1996 – 2003.

BACKGROUND:
In the past 30 years Andy has painted almost anything that didn’t move – and plenty of things that did. From airbrushing panel vans, motorcycles and boats in the 1980′s through to massive forty-metre-long billboards and murals in the 1990′s, Andy has decorated them all.
He has completed large scale works inside and outside commerical premises around Perth as well as producing scenic art for numerous television commercials. Since then he has operated a successful freelance illustration business producing works for direct clients and a number of advertising and design agencies and was employed for several years as Art Director for a Perth advertising agency.
Today, Andy has returned to his love of the Western Australian outdoors. His subjects range from rural landscapes to forests and seascapes but the one thing that brings them all together is sunlight. Andy is particularly interested in the moody effects of light and shadow, especially the long shadows of morning and evening, and sees each painting as a memory of a time and place.
Andy continues to enjoy consistent sales and works are now held by local and interstate customers as well as buyers from the UK, USA and Asia. He has also been invited to do demonstrations and workshops for a number of Art Societies in WA.

AWARDS
Winner, WA Art Society “Lawrie Bennett Award” 2001.
Runner Up, WA Art Society “Lawrie Bennett Award” 2002.
Winner, WA Art Society “Lawrie Bennett Award” 2003.
Winner, Best Oil, WA Art Society Annual Exhibition 2003.
Winner, Best Oil, Plantagenet Art Prize 2004.
Winner, NASHS P&C Award, Albany Art Prize 2005.
Winner, Best Oil, Plantagenet Art Show, 2006.
Winner, Best Oil, Wagin Woolorama 2006.
Winner, Agricultural Award, Wagin Woolorama 2006.
Runner-up Shell Agricultural Award, Perth Royal Show, 2006.
Winner, Plantagenet Art Prize 2008
Winner, Agricultural Award, Wagin Woolorama 2008
Winner, People’s Choice, Plantagenet Art Prize 2009
Highly commended, Mt Romance Centennial Art Prize, Albany 2010.
Highly commended, Williams Gateway Expo 2010.
Winner, Best Oil, Plantagenet Art Prize, 2011.
Winner, People’s Choice, Plantagenet Art Prize 2011

PUBLICATIONS
Australian Artist Magazine. October 2006.

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Title : Twilight in the bay

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 0.86m x 0.53m Framed

Price : $1375.00

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Title : Forest Road

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 0.49m x 0.64m Framed

Price : SOLD

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Title : Herefords

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 0.41m x 0.51m Framed

Price : $975.00

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Title : Porongurup Shed

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 0.86m x 0.53m Framed

Price : SOLD

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Title : Shoreline

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 70cm x 45.5cm Framed

Price : $1095.00

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Title : Survival

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil

Size : 69.5cm x 46cm Framed

Price : $1075.00

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Title : Crusoe Beach

Artist : Andy Dolphin

Medium : Oil on Board

Size : 65cm x 49cm Framed

Price : SOLD

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