IMPRESSIONS OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA

Andrew Fitton

 

Andrew Fitton was born in 1950 in Chatteris Cambridgeshire. He moved to Swansea in 1969 and was based there until 2016. He currently lives in Wigan, Greater Manchester with his wife Kathryn.

He has two children and three grandchildren.

 

Education:

Cambridge College of Art, 1967 – 1969: Art, abstract painting and sculpture.

Swansea Art School, 1969 – 1972: Art, use of colour; teacher training.

 

Influences: Paul Cezanne, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Delaunay.

 

Style: landscapes and townscapes with an emphasis on colour atmosphere and light; abstract views.

 

Media: Oil and Acrylic paint on board.

 

Subjects:

 

Mount Pleasant: inspired from when Andrew and his family lived there in Terrace Road, Chaddersley Terrace and Heathfield.  

 

The Mumbles. Andrew's paintings include the iconic Mumbles Pier and Mumbles Lighthouse.

 

The Gower peninsula: Langland bay, Pwll Du and Port Eynon Bay.  

 

Cardiff: Andrew particularly likes the Hayes area with the continental style outdoor cafe culture, Victorian arcades, indoor market and diverse shops.

 

Roath Park Lake: one of Cardiff's most popular parks with a lake of 30acres in the 130 acre park.

 

Cardiff Bay: points of interest include the Pierhead Building and the Welsh Assembly building.

 

Andrew has painted views and landscapes in his spare time throughout his working life. He also worked as a Lithographic Printer for Corgi Toys Swansea and for many years he worked as a Secondary School Teacher teaching Art and silk screen printing. He is now retired but continues to enjoy painting and exhibits artwork at exhibitions.  

 

His other interests include, reading, politics, piano, holidays abroad and gardening.  

for site A view of Constitution Hill in the summer for site The Hayes Island Cafe

One of Andrew's personal favourites... Bwyty Hayes Island Snack Bar, Cardiff City Centre

Constitution hill, Mount Pleasant Swansea