👨🏻🎨My paintings have as many as 40,000 individually mixed cells of acrylic color. Each cell is hand painted using a brush. I place the paint thickly to give my art texture and depth. This is an ultra close up of my painting ‘Shush - Bowie in the Matrix’ This is why my paintings need to be seen in the original. 🎨 #andrewscanlanart#cellular#unique
Dusting off some of my paintings to prep for display at the Art Fusion Night at the capital Club next Thursday. This one was a finalist at the Global Art awards a couple of years ago and is called Seventh Age of Man. I am shortlisting six paintings to display. Please scroll through my page let me know which are your favorites. It would really be helpful. Thank you. #andrewscanlanart#dubaiartcollectors#unique
Ok well here it is. It has taken me over 180 hours to complete. A lesson in patience, self belief and concentration. So let me introduce you. This is Saloon Bar Smith the coolest guy to wear a beard. He follows my work on instagram and always compliments what I do. He has an amazing page of images and it’s well worth checking him out. He kindly agreed to be my subject for this painting. So, some four months later ... ‘Saloon Bar Smith 36” x 24” Acrylic on Canvas. #painting#unique#cellularart#andrewscanlanart
The Snow Leopard is a stunning looking creature. The most stunning of all the big cats in my opinion. I had been looking for some time for a subject to paint in black and white. Most of my paintings use a lot of colour and so I thought it may be a great exercise to paint something with a low range of colour. I discovered very quickly that there is no such thing and my black and white painting is really 50 shades of grey! The tongue an eyes gave the splash of colour that pulls this painting together. I am pleased with the way my style has worked with this subject and it provides the abstract when viewed close but comes very clear when the viewer stands away from the painting. Post me a line if you like it. #painting#andrewscanlanart#celular#Leopard#snowleopard
I have lived many lives in my 56 years.
In one of those lives I worked in a coal mine as a mechanic. My place of work was over a mile underground in the deepest coal mine in the UK. The reason I reminisce about this on my art site, is light, or the lack of it. Few people have experienced true darkness.
Few places on the surface of our world is ever truly free of all light. Whether kids hiding in a closet under the stairs or a blackout at a cinema, light always finds its way through the cracks and crannies. A few minutes for the eyes to adjust and light is evident, its never really total darkness.
In a coal mine however, when all the power is switched off, a miner can find the true meaning of darkness simply by turning off the torch on his helmet. Engulfed by black. An absolute zero of light. I had done this on many occasions and will always remember the feeling of dissolving into the blackness around me. It was like the black was tangible, viscous, liquid. Like drowning. Yet after a moment or two, not terrifying. Perfectly alone with nothing more than the thoughts my head. Cathartic.
Then to push the button on the cap lamp and the instant explosion of light immediately resurrecting life to the environment. Few people could find colour deep in the bowels of a coal mine, but at that moment every possible colour is there. Dust drifting across the beam spiralling in the air, each speck acting as a prism and bending the light into a cacophony of hues. The coal wall a brittle patchwork of carbon edges and fissures reflecting metallic blues, greens and reds.
Working in the darkness of a coalmine instilled in me, and I guess in all miners, a deep appreciation of light. Where there is light, there is colour in all its abundance and variety. If you take a moment to look closely, all the spectrum of colour is in all the objects we see.
This is what I try to express in my artworks. 🎨 if you like my work please leave a comment or help me promote by sharing 👩🎨 #andrewscanlanart#unique#celular
Great things are achieved by a series of small things. I love this photo of Mike Jobling at the revival of my painting Street Fighter. I think I surprised him! I always get nervous when I reveal my art. Please share or drop me a line if you like my work. Street Fighter 48” x 48” Acrylic on Canvas. #andrewscanlanart#painting#unique#streetfighter