Andrew Brotherston is a quiet unassuming family man, who lets his paintings do the talking for him. He was born and raised in the Scottish Borders where he met and settled down with his wife Tracy and later his son Paul and Tanya.
Andy painted his first industrial scene in 1974 at the age of 14 and has gone on to develop his industrial and Border Town scenes.
“I paint mainly in acrylic paints, as they offer great colours and the flexibility due to the quick drying time to keep working with an image.In a typical painting I use a pallet of only 5 colours which I mix to bring my paintings to life. L.S Lowry used 5 colours and if it was good enough for Lowry it’s good enough for me. I mainly work in my studio from old photographs and books which allow me to see how things were in a bygone era. My figures are different from any I have seen. Fun and friendly people walking and playing in busy steet scenes and the drunken man the signature piece of most of his paintings”
Andy’s pictures already hang in many private collections throughout the world. From Holland to Australia, from Canada to Germany, Andy has built a wide following for his paintings. Recently visited by international artist Alex Millar of ‘Gadgies and Gals‘ fame, who basically told Andy “To keep painting your work is great and it will eventually happen for you.”
“I am never happier than when I’ve got a brush in my hand and working on the latest picture, letting my imagination construct the final image, or working to a commission.”