Andrew Sinclair graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, in 1996 with an honours degree in Painting and Drawing. Painting solely in oils, in the manner of ‘chiaroscuro’ style, he uses strong contrasting tones to recreate the human form. Through his work, he presents a window into real-life scenes, including intimate compositions, larger group pieces, local landscapes and still lifes. ‘Using strong lighting on the subject assists in capturing the form and creating a dynamic solid composition. Through subtle narratives within the painting, an interaction develops between the viewer and the subjects portrayed.’ Andrew’s work exudes a certain spice, most likely picked up from some far-off land; a flavour he has successfully merged with his study of Highland locals. His distinctive palette, juxtaposed with the interplay of shadow and light, conjures a unique and individual style. Andrew is currently working on a series of paintings based on the local, traditional artisans of the Scottish West Highlands and a series of still life paintings, centred around antique books of the Highlands and Islands, and other such curio.