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Andrew Beckett

Wldlife illustrator: Lancashire

Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett’s passion for natural history shows through not only in the subject matter of his images, but also in their quality. Andrew lives on the Fylde coast in Northwest England, very near the Ribble Estuary, which is a constant source of inspiration for his work. One of his main interests is the diverse range of birds found in the British Isles, and he’s also inspired by Degas, Rembrandt, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Charles Donker's etchings.

Training

Andrew has a Higher National Diploma in Scientific and Natural History Illustration at Blackpool & the Fylde College. More recently, he has been teaching on the Fine Art degree course at the same institution.

Approach

When creating an image, Andrew looks at the form, proportion, structure and weight distribution of the creature, as well as its behaviour or interaction with its environment. He approaches a drawing like a sculpture, making direction marks, as though he’s skimming across the surface of the subject, trying to explain and emphasise the form.

Style

Andrew achieves huge levels of realism and detail in each piece as he captures animals, birds, sea life and more in his watercolour and gouache paintings. He also works digitally using Photoshop, particularly for advertising and packaging projects. When creating a piece of fine art, prior to painting, he painstakingly prepares the surface he works on, using relief and marbling methods to give the impression that the painting on the surface is coming out of the medium and into the world.
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White cats playing - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Portrait of Boxer dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Birds at beach illustration by Andrew Beckett
Dunlin birds illustration by Andrew Beckett
Birds resting on ice - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
American bulldog illustration by Andrew Beckett
American Pitbull dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Ginger Tabby illustration by Andrew Beckett
Snow Bunting Christmas card - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Green Woodpecker Christmas card - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Puffin bird illustration by Andrew Becket
Bizzare bird illustration by Andrew Becket
Eider bird in island - An illustration by Andrew Becket
Graphic bird illustration by Andrew Becket
Horse chestnuts illustration by Andrew Beckett
Portrait of Jersey post dogs - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Labrador Retriever illustration for Jersey post stamps by Andrew Beckett
Lapwing bird illustration by Andrew Beckett
Godwits at dusk illustration by Andrew Beckett
Portrait dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Rottwieler dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
English Bulldog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Portrait of  Afghan Hound dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
An illustration for M&S Petticoat Tails Shortbread Biscuit Tin by Andrew Beckett
Beagle illustration by Andrew Beckett
Labrador Retriever dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Goldfinch Christmas Card - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Ptarmigan Christmas card - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Capercaillie bird illustration by Andrew Beckett
Cooper Pub & Grill Logo illustration by Andrew Beckett
White cat illustration for Kittensoft ultra soft toilet tissue by Andrew Beckett
Rhinocerous illustration by Andrew Beckett
Cover for pet finders club series for scholastic U.S.A - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Birdwatchers Yearbook 2009 cover - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Black-tailed Godwit birds at beach - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Turnstone birds illustration by Andrew Beckett
Eider bird illustration by Andrew Becket
Doberman dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Boxer stamp for Jersey post - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Pet Finders Club series for Scholastic U.S.A - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Kittensoft toilet tissue illustration by Andrew Beckett
Cat illustration by Andrew Beckett
Black Cat illustration by Andrew Beckett
Atlantic puffins illustration by Andrew Beckett
Eider bird on ground illustration by Andrew Becket
Adam's Farm illustration for Countryfile magazine by Andrew Beckett

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