Angmering artist’s exhibition takes off at Shoreham Airport

AVIATION artist Andrew Harris, from Angmering, has landed his first-ever solo exhibition, at Shoreham Airport

Sunday, 7th July 2013, 1:00 pm
Preparing for Albany, by Andrew Harris

He will be displaying a range of original oil paintings, drawings and limited edition prints featuring aircraft from the Second World War to the modern day.

The exhibition is open to the public seven days a week from 9am-5pm, from Saturday until August 25 in the first-floor gallery at Shoreham Airport terminal building. Entry is free.

Andrew said: “I have always been interested in aeroplanes for as long as I can remember. Then, whilst at secondary school I realised that I had a flair for art but never really took it seriously, so didn’t study it as a subject.

“It was only later in life that my interest in aviation and art combined, when I was given a set of oil paints as a present and it took off from there.”

Andrew is an award-winning aviation artist and an elected Associate of the Guild of Aviation Artists (AGAvA). He was raised and educated in West Sussex and while in college discovered a love of oil paint that now forms the backbone to most of his work.

Andrew added: “The first-floor gallery at Shoreham Airport is a unique, historic venue. Here, my aviation art can be shown at the heart of a busy airport, where visitors can step outside to see and hear classic aeroplanes alongside modern aircraft, helping to bring my artwork to life.”