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Andrew Smith

  • Drawing,
  • Painting,
  • Print Making,
  • Installation,
  • Video


Andrew's studio is a large former Chapel building close to the centre of Harlech. With eight high windows on all sides it has a daily revolving light pattern and an ideal space to explore pictorial colour. Works range from gouache on paper, small paintings on board to large scale oil paintings. 

Directions to studio

Park in town centre car parks and walk down from High Street. Steps near Spar lead straight to Tryfar.

Studio information

Family friendly Yes Wheelchair friendly No Parking nearby Yes Toilet access No Welsh Speaker I can speak some Welsh Work for sale Yes Price range £200 - £8,000 Commissions accepted Yes Studio open by appointment throughout the year No

Contact & address Details

Tryfar Terrace, , Harlech, LL46 2YW


Studio Opening Times

September 2017 Times: 11am - 5pm
  • Friday 1st
  • Saturday 2nd
  • Sunday 3rd
  • Friday 8th
  • Saturday 9th
  • Sunday 10th
  • Fri 15th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th
  • Friday 22nd
  • Saturday 23rd
  • Sunday 24th

Andrew is an artist working consistently with colour exploring different processes and methodologies including printmaking (The Surface of Colour 2001); large scale exhibition projects (En Route 2006-7; Egde of Colour 2012 – 15) and collaboration, establishing links with international partners (Galicia 2002, Macedonia 2003, Mexico 2004, Poland 2004 and Australia 2009). Recently he has worked on public art projects and commissions (Barry 2009, Cardiff 2010 and Russia 2011).

Andrew is based in Harlech where for over twenty years he has worked on the subject of colour in painting. “The process of making has, over time, led to colour being the only real direction for my painting. For pictorial operation colour needs colour. The interaction of the quality of colour is both the image and the structure”. Andrew studied at Norwich School of Art (Painting 1986) and Camberwell College of the Arts and Crafts (Printmaking 1996) and has taught part time throughout his career. He is currently Director of Fine Art at Bangor University. 

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