Andrew Macara studied art  for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting but considers himself to be predominantly a self taught artist. He was elected in 1984 to the New English Art Club. 
 

“I have known and admired the work of Andrew Macara for many years,
both from his many one-man exhibitions and also his work so often seen
in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Although he has painted
many different subjects over the years, the subject is always incidental
to light; his pictures glow and as with all the best paintings of light they

never describe, they are always an equivalent for light – the light comes
from the canvas. As well as being full of light they are also full of life.
Whether it be life on the beach, in the playground, or in the zoo, he
simplifies but always captures the essence of his subject, his work is
full of movement, atmosphere and space. Andrew’s work is deservedly
popular for he touches the everyday joy of life. His paintings celebrate
life and show us a new way of seeing, this quality is that which
underlies all true art.” KEN HOWARD. RA RWS RWA