Biography for Andrew Fawcett (1960)
Andrew Fawcett, born 1960, lives near Maldon. His main passion and inspiration is history and architecture. Transforming varying textures, decay rust and old signs in to something charming and appealing in his paintings as he lovingly observes how buildings decay and change over many years. Andrew chooses to work in watercolour from sketches made as far back as the 1980’s, documenting part of our cultural heritage, especially around Maldon and Heybridge Basin. Andrew employs certain colours and subjects that successfully capture the essence of a different era. A past in living memory for many that live locally that still resonates today.
Andrew also enjoys travelling to Italy where he is fascinated by the elegant historical buildings. His paintings reflect the many beautifully fading facades with ornate balconies and rich palette of muted colours. This all ties up with Andrew’s other expertise of conserving and restoring old decaying buildings, stained glass and specialist pargetting.
Andrew originally exhibited at Hayletts Gallery when it was located in Colchester largely in the 1990’a. He was an assistant designer to Humphrey Spender on the Maldon Millennium embroidery (housed at the Maeldune Centre) and has exhibited in Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.