Andrew is a strong homelessness advocate with a passion for the arts. He has been the manager of Ealing Soup Kitchen since 2014, and on the side paints portraits and occasionally gets the odd paid shoot after winning accolades for his photography work, particularly of his candid photos of many homeless individuals.
Andrew Mcleay (b. 1983) is an Australian born artist who lives in London. He is primarily a portrait artist, and has been painting since 2012. His work is often stylistically different from one portrait to the next & yet still uniquely identifiable through the use of brushstrokes and colour.
His work is not merely capturing likenesses - It is about story telling - sometimes important, sometimes just interesting. As a Christian, he is often seeking out religious elements in his work; he seeks to understand the soul of the person from the face in his work & he will often find a spiritual connection between the subject & the artist.
As an up-and-coming artist he has painted portraits of people all around the world, including some famous sitters with his favourite so far being Michael Barrymore.
His work has been displayed all across Sydney & London & has had work displayed on TV & in newspapers. He has previously studied under masters like Tim Benson.
No Barking Art - featured artist in online exhibition 15th May 2020
"Always love your work" - Lajon Witherspoon, Sevendust
"Your work is terrible" - Sam Simmons, Comedian
"Wicked work!" - Luisa Bradshaw-White
"The Wall gives and the wall takes away" - Danny Dyer
"Never heard of him" - Banksy