Warden, British (1949 - )
Andrew Warden, was born in Middlesex.
Encouraged by his mother he developed a talent for drawing at
an early age and he was drawing and painting while still at
After completing his education, he branched off on his own,
to study art and illustration and he was soon supporting himself
as an illustrator, creating works of art for magazines, record
covers; and advertisements.
Striving to perfect his craftsmanship, he found after a few
years, that he had many people clamoring to buy his work. He
set up his studio in the countryside, where he is close to the
subjects he likes to paint.
His detailed observation of cottages in the nearby villages,
animal life on the farms and the streams and pastures around
him have made him renowned throughout Europe.
He delights in the changing seasons that bathe his countryside
in a myriad of different colorings. He observes his subjects
at all times of the day to capture them in the soft light of
dawn or the misty glow of evening.
In all his work there is an inner peace, which can be felt even
by the most casual observer. Warden found that he achieved his
own inner peace himself when he moved from the city to live
in the country. He finds contentment every day in the simplicity
of life in the country. He finds harmony in the fields he walks
through, in the emptiness of country lanes, in the stillness
beside the river, in the tranquility of the woods by his house.
This spirit can be felt when observing his work. The peace and
quiet which passes all understanding is present in all he portrays.
Both his paintings and his prints are collected all over Europe
and his popularity is beginning to be recognized in such far
away places and America and Australia.