'With my work, I try to capture an essence of a place or situation as well as trying to simplify the form and colour of what I see. The images are invariably made using sketched ideas and references from memory or the work is developed instinctively. I am interested in the relationships made using colour and contrasts as well as the interplay of forms and gestural mark-making. Elements within a painting are based on fleeting images, imagination and experiences, which perhaps aren't visually representative. If compared to a snapshot, but for me, encapsulate a particular slice of time.
Andrew Bird studied Graphic Design at Sheffield and later Fine Art at Bradford. He found that using these different areas of discipline in his work useful to explore and simplify the visual content of his paintings.