Andie Armstrong’s recent work and interest in exploring the portrait has taken her on a journey from a background in Botanical Watercolours to an investigation of the people in her life and beyond. She transposes her in-depth observations of the plant world to the features of her human subjects and makes each and every one of her paintings unique; within this, Andie expertly captures the essence and spirit of the sitter.
Her joy of painting people has also led her to paint the environment in which her subjects reside, be it their home or work place. These expressive settings contrasting with the almost realistic portraits create a unique fusion showing her talent as a skilled draughtsman.
Moving her creative abilities in yet another direction, Andie has embarked on a series of sculptural portraits recently completing a life size clay bust, now cast in bronze.