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Barrow artist hopes exhibition will inspire others

Andy with some of the sixth form foundation art students
Andy with some of the sixth form foundation art students

[A] sixth form art tutor whose work is currently featuring in London has urged people to support the local talent at an upcoming exhibition.

Andy Currie-Scarr, who teaches A level and art foundation courses at Barrow Sixth Form, said the Ulverston Society of Artists’ Spring Exhibition features inspiring work.

The 32-year-old, of Barrow, is chairman of the society and has this month represented the Association of Animal Artists at a prestigious art exhibition held by the Fine Art Trade Guild in London and Stratford.

Alfie the French Bulldog is on display in London
Alfie the French Bulldog is on display in London

Andy’s oil pastel artwork is on display alongside international artists at the Fine Art Trade Guild’s Wandsworth Gallery in London until May 29th and his pieces feature a French bulldog called Alfie, a macaw and Mexican red crowned parrot.

He will demonstrate his oil pastel animal drawing skills to members of the public when the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday June 3rd from 1-3pm at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston.

“I am proud to be one of five out of 150 members to represent the Association of Animal Artists and it shows that even as a self-taught artist, with ambition and determination anyone can succeed,” he said. “It was always my ambition to exhibit my work in a London gallery.

“There is so much artistic talent in this area and we hope as many people as possible come along to the exhibition in Ulverston, meet the artists and get inspired.”

Andy Currie-Scarr
Andy Currie-Scarr

Andy, who has a BA Honours degree in animation and a PGCE, has two further years as chairman of the society and hopes to recruit more members to the group, which began more than 50 years ago.

The Ulverston Society of Artists’ Spring Exhibition runs until 17th June in the ante-room at the Coronation Hall and is accessible at different times. For opening times ring the Coronation Hall for details 01229 588994.

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