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Andrew Tong  Bio  ·    Video  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Modern Times click to view video  ·  So It Goes click to view video


I have had a paintbrush or pencil in my hand from a very young age, and a gift of being able to transmit my ideas onto paper or canvas. I have also been blessed with having excellent teachers and a family that always gave me enormous encouragement to pursue my vision of becoming an artist. My technical ability, imagination and exploration of different mediums have made sure that I am very versatile with my art, in subject and technique.

It was not until I was at least thirty that I came to understand what painting really means for me. By then I had become familiar with the works of Otto Dix, Lucian Freud and above all the Dutch, Flemish and Italian artists of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.


I suddenly knew that painting could achieve something that no camera could ever achieve, that for me art was to be a means by which a new world could be revealed, a world seen only within my mind.

Gradually I started to comment in my own way on the beauties and follies surrounding me.




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Andrew Tong - Henry Takes a Trip  - click for larger image

Henry Takes a Trip
12 x 16 Inches 
watercolour & gouache
Please email the gallery to view more works by Andrew Tong.


Biography
Born and raised in London, England Andrew Tong graduated from Reigate School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1986.

During 20 years experience as a freelance artist Andrew has worked on private commission pieces for clients in portraiture, fantasy, illustrative, gallery showings and more recently in the field of decorative art as a project manager. Presently Andrew is pursuing a direction in Fine Arts.


Education
1984 - 1986    Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, Reigate School of Art and Design, London    
1982 - 1984    A-Level in Graphic Design, County Secondary School, Warlingham, England    



Solo Exhibitions
2011    Modern Times, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2009    So It Goes, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver


Group Exhibitions
2010    Winter, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2009    Andrew Tong Illustrations & Drawings, Elliott Louis Gallery
2008    One Flew West : Old Landmarks, New Topographies, Gallery Gachet                      
2008    The Cheaper Show No. 8, Storyeum
2001-2002    Blood Alley Shows at Blake’s
2001    Group show “Imitation and Effigy”, Glass Onion Gallery
2001    Group show “Divine Servitude”, Gallery Gachet
2000    Group show, Gastown Gallery
1998    Federation of Canadian Artists Portrait Show
1997    Stoltman Wilderness Show
1997    Vermasage Show
1997    Exhibited Military Paintings, Bennets Gallery
1994-1996    Port Moody Arts Association


Media Coverage
2009    Houseofscratch.com – Feature, August
2009    Sideroom.com – Feature, July
2009    Artistaday.com – Feature, June
2009    Juxtapoz.com – Feature, June
2009    Preview - The Gallery Guide: cover and article, April/May
2009    Milenio – Periodico de Vancouver: interview, March/April
2009    Lifestyle Magazine: article about solo show “So It Goes”, No.2,
2008    The Province: article about The Cheaper Show No.8, June 19
2001    Westender: Review of group show at Glass Onion                

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