Exclusive Art Exhibition Preview with Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow, in 1959 and is best known as a political journalist and television and radio presenter, but his greatest passion is for art. In fact he might easily have chosen a very different career path as an artist. Instead at university he chose to pursue a career in politics and journalism, but has continued to make art daily throughout his life.
“For me, drawing is the essential daily practice – however frantic the news, however pressing other events; I will always make time to draw – it is a form of meditation for me.”
Andrew has worked to create a visual platform for engaging with the world. His paintings and drawings result from walks in rural Scotland and his neighbourhood in North London, robust conversations in pubs, quiet meditations on physicality. There is argument, laughter, beauty, sex. There is also art, or more accurately other artists. Andrew’s pantheon of influences from Henri Matisse, Gillian Ayres and Antony Gormley to Albert Irvin, David Hockney and Patrick Heron can all be found here and speak of decades of looking and learning.
Andrew has a new exhibition of paintings and drawings opening at Eames Fine Art Print Room at the end of May, and we are hosting an exclusive preview for this exhibition a full week before it opens to the public. All the works from the exhibition will be in display at the Eames Fine Art Studio for you to browse and purchase.
Andrew Marr will be in conversation with gallery director Vincent Eames, discussing his latest body of work.
As you can imagine, Marr is a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker and is incredibly passionate about art. We’re sure this will be a truly fabulous event and, most likely, oversubscribed. Places are limited so do book early if you would like to join us.
Drinks and a light supper will be provided.