Angus Anderson Painter & Printmaker
Angus Anderson is a narrative painter, printmaker and teacher. He explores Memory and Identity through the spaces and places that define us. His purpose is to engage viewers themselves, as the actors in these spaces, their character, atmosphere and emotion – their ‘felt’ space.
He paints in oil on canvas, with a particular interest with coastal land and seascapes.
His woodcut printmaking derives through use of mixed media on paper in ink, wax, and pastel to provide layer in the development of narrative.
He has lived in north London all his adult life, and brings his family roots and formative years, in southern Ireland, west Wales and Kent, to the core of his work.
He has come to his work as a practicing artist after a 40 year professional career in public services and social policy, in which he remains involved as Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, Department of Sociology and Social Policy. In 1999 was appointed Trustee, and from 2003 until 2014 Chairman of Action Space.
In December 2015 he became Artist in Residence at Highgate Newtown Community Centre introducing its ‘Creative Selves’ Programme to provide access to art for all parts of the local community with a range of drawing and painting classes. His work was featured in the Ham and High in February 2016.
After a number of evening and day classes at the City Lit, in 2012 he took the Foundation in Fine Art at Morley College. He completed the Diploma in Fine Art at the Art Academy,in 2015.
In 2013 he had his first public show at St Anne’s Highgate, and was invited to speak about his practice at the Royal Academy’s first In Practice Programme. In 2014 and again in 2015 three of works were selected for the Millinery Works 40/40 show. In 2014 he contributed to W.C. Burt Show Works on Paper.
in 2015 he had his first major one man show, ‘Memory and Identity’, at Lauderdale House.