Andrew Burns Colwill

Andrew is on of the original Bristol street artists (he was painting on walls when you could only buy spray paint in garages).  He is both the alpha and the omega of street art - his work having recently been described as 'the next wave in street art'.   Whether on walls or on canvas his work is fine art with a twist.  It is simply stunning, using the rare 'soak stain' technique he redeveloped over an artistic career spanning fifty years.  

This year Andrew's work has really started to challenge environmental, political and social concerns. This follows a deep discontent with changes in the recent political landscape of Britain and the States. This can be vividly seen in his work at Upfest (Europe's largest festival of street art) this year - Arctic Scream (opposite).

Andy at The Coopers Arms, Bedminster Bristol for Upfest

Photography Neil Roberts 212 Productions

Arctic Scream at The Coopers Arms, Bedminster Bristol for Upfest

Photography Neil Roberts 212 Productions

Through the eyes of an Ostrich

​Of his new collection Andrew says: 'An Ostrich has it’s head buried in the sand, worse than that it’s got Ray-Bans on. This exhibition is about what I see things happening around and people just ignoring it, or not being aware of it, or being aware of it but choosing not to do anything about it but just carrying on with their lives. This will cause us massive problems if we don’t start looking and understanding the environmental impact we are having for our children and our children’s children. People have got to start waking up.'

20/50 Vision: Tomorrow's Habitat

The works in Andrew's latest collection 20/50 Vision: Tomorrow's Habitat challenge our perception of how we will grow food and humans, our effect on the planet and how we will be fairing economically and operating socially by 2050.  Beautiful soak stained canvasses with hard hitting themes and being Burns Colwill there is a fair amount of dark humour thrown in too.  Add his affordable A3 giclee prints signed by the artist to your art collection.


More about Andy


Andrew Burns Colwill 2017 Collection

Andrew's 2017 Body of work

Andrew Burns Colwill Murals and Commissions

Examples of murals and commissions over recent years

Prints catalogue for Andrew Burns Colwill's Through the eyes of an Ostrich

Through the eyes of an Ostrich On line catalogue

20/50 Vision: Tomorrow's Habitat - a new collection by Andrew Burns Colwill

20/50 Vision On line catalogue