Andrew Painter was born in Wolverhampton in 1957. He studied at Goldsmith's College before setting out to travel the world and develop his own artistic style. After some years teaching, he took up painting full time and for over 25 years has shared his time between England and France where his work has attracted many collectors. Andrew Painter has in the past exhibited his work in London and the throughout the UK. He enjoys showing his work in unexpected venues such as hospitals, and occasionally takes on very large scale commissions, one of which adorned the Galeries Lafayette Department Store in Paris with a "constellation of large striped socks"! The artist has exhibited at the Florence Biennale, as well as creating the décor for the Nice Jazz Festival.