Andrew Scanlan

Andrew Scanlan

British Artist, Born in Nottinghamshire. Lived and worked the last 25 years in the UAE.

‘I like to play around with the idea that there is an order within chaos!’.

Creator of the technique he calls ‘cellular style’, a method where thousands of cells of acrylic paint are mixed and placed individually with a brush onto canvas. The technique can take months to complete a single painting, but the result is a captivating image. His work feels naïve or abstract at close quarters but delivers startling clarity as the viewer pulls back and views from a distance. The technique gives a 3D quality to his paintings.

This is by no means his only style and he paints in an eclectic range of techniques to meet his mood and how he wishes to express a subject. He draws inspiration from his travels throughout the Middle East, India and China and also from his life in the UAE influenced by the rich melting pot of cultures, people and colours.

Winner of the World Art Dubai Rove Hotels Emerging Artist of the Year 2019/20

Finalist Global Art Awards 2017

Recent Exhibitions
  • Ambiance Solo Exhibition – Sufouh Suites, Dubai 2020
  • Shangri La Hotel 2019
  • Capital Club Dubai Art Fusion 2019
  • The Point on the Palm 2019
  • Tryp Wyndham Hotel Dubai 2017
  • World Art Dubai 2020
  • World Art Dubai 2019
  • Capital Club 2018
Andrew Scanlan