Andrew Farmer ROI was born in 1985 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
He studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Canterbury Christ Church (2005-2008) achieving a First Class Honours, followed by a postgraduate, ‘The Drawing Year’ at the Royal Drawing school, London (2008-2009).
Since first exhibiting with the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters in 2014, Andrew Farmer ROI has been awarded 1st and 2nd prize in the Winsor and Newton Award for painting, and in 2019 the Menena Joy Schabe Memorial Award.
“I love to paint the ordinary, analysing simple subjects that will encourage the viewer to look more closely at the many wonderful and beautiful things surrounding us daily.”
Andrew is a member of the Brit Plein Air group, The Northern Boys Painting Group and most recently he has become a full member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI).
Andrew ‘s last solo show was called North Landing (October 22). He is currently painting on the Northumbrian coast in preparation for another solo exhibition at Watermark Gallery in June 2024.