Curiosity and creativity are always aroused by the timeless nature
of the high country and our headlong rush to contain it."
life-long denizen of the Rockies, Stuart Codington Andrews invests
his time in recording the impacts of the changes that are shaping the
New West. A self-educated painter, his works collect dreams, the
collisions between pop culture, manifest destiny, alpine life, and
his own desperate romance with the mountains, all cleverly fused in
oil, acrylic, mixed media, and performance.
an admirer of Magritte, Sargent, O'Keefe, Bierstadt, Dali, and
Parrish, he has spent the past 24 years working out of his studio and
gallery, training his skills to reflect and build upon the legacy of
their efforts. With the help of careful mentoring by true Artists
like Barbara Whipple, Arley Blankenship, and John Offerman, his now
recognizable style finds it's way into collections around the globe.
Choosing to focus on the mountains as a background for his Art as
well as a home, the scenery merges with the surreal in his efforts to
enlighten as well as entertain.
it is the figure, the landscape, or the artifacts that drive my
compositions is relatively unimportant. What matters is the abstract
or incongruous thought that can link tension with harmony, letting us
for a moment, view life with a smile."