Born on a dairy farm in 1972 Andrew Talbot discovered he could draw and paint from the age of 13. Encouraged by his art teacher to go to Art College, he completed a BTEC in Art and Design, followed by a BA in Fine Art (Painting) at Loughborough College. Having graduated at 21 Andrew Talbot undertook a variety of art work and associated business, until he was able to return fully to what he wanted to do most, which was to paint. During a short break in the Lake District in 2001, Andrew Talbot visited Beckstones Art Gallery and decided that his ambition was hopefully to exhibit there one day. When his paintings were ready Beckstones agreed to accept his work immediately and every piece that Andrew Talbot has completed since that day has passed through this gallery. Andrew Talbot is an unusually versatile artist and is equally at home with a wide range of subject matter, his more recurring themes including interiors and Still Life, as well as figures and farm animals. In 2005 Andrew Talbot had his first solo exhibition at Beckstones and all 22 of the exhibits were quickly sold. His 5 subsequent one-man exhibitions held on alternate years since 2007 have attracted huge interest. Buyers have regularly queued for Andrew's work, on one occasion eager buyers arrived more than 48 hours before the opening and camped out for 2 days and nights to secure their chosen paintings. Andrew's next solo exhibition is September 23rd - October 1st 2017.
2009 ‘Art Renewal Centre’ – Finalist – 2 Honourable mentions in the still life category
2008 ‘Art Business Today’ competition – Finalist
2007 ‘Art Business Today’ competition – Finalist
2005 SAA ‘International art competition’ – Winner –Still life artist of the year
2004 SAA ‘International art competition’ – Finalist, figure painter of the year
2004 Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ Finalist
1994 Ashworth and Thompson prize at Nottingham open
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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