Elevation Gain, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in.

Andy Eccleshall

Born in the Midland town of Stafford, England, I began my artistic career at the age of 16 specializing in architectural illustration and landscape painting. Stafford is an ancient town nestled in the lowlands of the North Midlands and surrounded by farmland and moor land. Mist covered pastures in the fall, dramatic scenery of the Pennine Hills and a pastoral rolling landscape with features centuries old, were constant sources of inspiration for me. After several years as a fine artist and illustrator, I returned to education in 1992 at the Exeter Faculty of Arts and Design in southern England. I am inspired by drama in nature and contrasts in light and form. I am fascinated by atmosphere, light and weather and the moods they create. This country and especially this region is blessed to have such a wealth of inspiration.


Morning, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in.

Ferndale Winter, oil on canvas, 28 x 45 in.

Evening, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Ripple Effect, oil on canvas, 48 x 24 in.

The Divide, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 in.

Going Nowhere Fast, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.

Evening Show, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Valley Nocturne, oil on canvas, 48 x 24 in.