Andrew Marr is best known as a television presenter and as a writer; but his greatest passion is for painting and since his stroke this passion has increased but the way he paints has changed completely.

Whilst Andrew had previously shown his paintings in group shows he had never had a solo exhibition until a chance meeting with Nic Corke on a plane to Perugia , Italy, in July 2015 resulted in Andrew's first solo show, Strokes of Colour, at the Corke Gallery in Liverpool during June - July 2017.

Strokes of Colour featured 108 of Andrew's paintings which are all painted between January 2014 and May 2017 and featured in the exhibition catalogue.

The exhibition was a well received and over 50 paintings were sold. Andrew donated his artist's fee of just over £30,000 to the ARNI Institute Charity who had helped Andrew, literally, get back on his feet to get on with his professional life and continue painting.

In the autumn of 2017 Andrew was in a joint exhibition with Adrian Hemmings at the Bermondsey Art Project in London which was then followed by another solo show at Trinity Hall in Cambridge.

Andrew is an Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and he is one of the Members whose work was selected for a show at the Minster Gallery in Winchester.

Due to commitments as a writer and broadcaster, Andrew's time available for painting in 2018 has been greatly reduced but an exhibition of new work is planned at the Corke Gallery during the 2018 Liverpool Biennial. Dates will be announced soon.

All paintings featured in the Painting section can be purchased from the Corke Gallery in Liverpool.

For details about prices and availability please contact: Nic Corke, Corke Gallery, 296 - 298 Aigburth Rd, Liverpool, L17 9PW. www.corke.net

Tel: +44 (0)7773 287827 or email: nic@corke.net

Books about Art

Paintings in the Strokes of Colour exhibition are featured and discussed in Andrew’s new book A Short Book About Painting, published in November 2017 (Quadrille). This follows up on Andrew’s 2013 publication A Short Book About Drawing. The new book uses historical examples as well as his own works of art to assert his points.

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