John Andrew is a figurative painter who has produced work since the 1960’s. He is a member of the Auckland Life Drawing Group, who have been meeting regularly for 30 years, and the subject of the 2010 documentary "Under the skin" with Terry Stringer, Jan Nigro, and Mary McIntyre.
Many works depict classical subjects whilst veering into the surrealist aesthetic. John has looked closely at the Venetian painters of the High Renaissance, particularly Carpaccio, and the Northern painters Grunewald and Hieronymus Bosch.
He is also a collector of Greek and Roman coins. Studying this subject led him into the artistic possibilities of working with bronze on a small scale.
The human condition remains his primary interest.