Strata is multi-layered and contains information on the many strands of my background, plus current, future and previous exhibitions.

Photo of Andie Clay

Born in London in 1954, Andie studied Graphic Design at The London College of Printing 1971 – 1975. She worked as an art editor, graphic designer and illustrator for magazine and book publishers 1975 – 1983.

Moving to Wales in 1983 provided the catalyst for Andie to commit fully to developing her painting and drawing career. She also became a student of Tai Ji, an ongoing study that informs both her work and her lifestyle on a daily basis.

Andie has exhibited her paintings regularly both in the UK and abroad since1993 and was elected to the Society of Women Artists (SWA) in 2012. She exhibits annually at The Mall Galleries London with the SWA having won the St Cuthberts Award in 2011 and the Frank Herring Award in 2015. Other awards include the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award in 1993 and 2007, Art Matters Open and Artsfest Fishguard.

Solo and featured artist exhibitions include ING Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries London, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Arton Gallery Kyoto, Ragley Hall Warwickshire, Affordable Art Fairs London, St David’s Hall Cardiff, Chesea Art Fair. Works purchased include the NHS Wales, Arts Council of Wales, British Embassy Brazil, Young Voices (YV UK). An ongoing series of her sketchbooks are archived at the Brooklyn Art Library New York.

Publications and media coverage include Artists & Illustrators magazine, Galleries magazine, The Guardian, Art Review magazine. Television and radio coverage includes BBC1, BBC2, HTV Wales, Swansea Sound. A member of AXIS, Andie’s work features in ‘Paint: Landscapes’ book published by RotoVision and is included in ‘Post-War to Post-Modern: A Dictionary of Artists in Wales’.

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