I live in the New Zealand tourist town of Taupo where I am an en Plein Air (in open air) visual artist. This means I now paint mostly in the outdoors with a portable easel where I enjoy exposure to the ever changing light, the elements and many interested people. Born and raised in New Zealand I started painting in 1993 with my first exhibition the following year. Since then there have been six solo exhibitions with styles of realism and impressionism.
My paintings have sold in many places both inside and outside of New Zealand. I have won landscape awards in national competitions including the Molly Morpeth Canaday art prize for the best landscape.
As an artist I am active in both amateur and professional contexts and enjoy inspiring and helping other artists. My paintings have also raised thousands of dollars for charity groups over the years and I am extremely proud of this. I travel and paint sometimes having worked in the UK for two years in 2014 and 2015. Thank you for your interest in my work.
Some newspaper articles on me and my paintings
2016 Moved to Taupo New Zealand to be inspired by the Lakes and Mountains of the Central North Island
2014 Moved to Great Britain for more adventures, documentaries and paintings. I worked there for two years.
2010 Video tutorial 'Painting Landscapes' released on andrewwhyte.com
2009 Resident Artist at the Row Gallery in Tauranga New Zealand for six months. Seventh solo exhibition of Andrew Whyte paintings.
2007 Selected once again for the prestigious 'Our Land' Exhibition in Taupo featuring New Zealand's leading landscape painting artist.
2005 Selected for the 'Our Land' Exhibition in Taupo featuring 30 of New Zealand's top landscape artists.
2004 Sixth solo exhibition. 'The Pacific Coast' collection is released in Tauranga. Featuring 15 paintings of the Eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast of the North Island. Excellent reviews in local press, many visitors to the gallery resulting in good sales.
2003 Fifth solo exhibition. 'The South' exhibition is released celebrating ten years of commitment to painting. The collection is released in a celebration at the Whakatane Museum and Gallery.
2001 Fourth solo exhibition at the Taupo Museum and Gallery.
2000 Became a part time arts tutor at Whakatane High school.
1999 Selected for the Taupo Art Awards.
1999 Third major exhibition at the Whakatane Museum and Gallery.
1999 Selected to be a Judge of the Telecom Art Award.
1999 Winner best landscape prize at the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Art Award.
1998 A large painting 'Triple Peaks' is hung in parliament. It becomes the backdrop to numerous conferences.
1997 A painting donated to the Ronald McDonalds House in Auckland raises $3,000 for the house funds.
1997 'Originals' Exhibition opens at the Whakatane Museum and Gallery.
1997 Selected for the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Art Awards.
1995 Winner of a local artist award in the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Art Awards.
1996 Selected for the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Art Awards.
1995 The 'View From My Back Door' exhibition was held in the main foyer of Radio Bay of Plenty LTD in Whakatane. I also worked as a broadcaster at this radio station.
1993 Picked up a brush for the first time since high school in 1985