Andrew Baines

A full-time artist since 1997, Andrew exhibits his paintings internationally.  He has gained considerable international recognition for his trademark surreal installations & inspired paintings, where he puts politicians, orchestras, live cows, Hills hoists, Archbishops and hundreds of suited volunteers in the sea for photo shoots. A finalist in over 20 art prizes, most notably three times in the Doug Moran National Portrait prize.

Baines has a swift and accurate eye, a quirky sense of humour, the ability to rapidly define a moment from which we can create a narrative surrounding the event. His is a unique view, executed with considerable accomplishment and appreciated by a rapidly widening international audience, via exhibitions in the USA, UK and Europe.