Title: So Long, Sundown (Aberlady)
Size: 90cm x 120cm
Medium: Mixed Media on Board

Additional Information

So long, sundown

Time to turn this thing around

All the friends I’ve ever known

All like summer swifts have flown

(Title inspiration from the lyrics to a song by the band, There Will be Fireworks: So Long, Sundown)


About the Artist

Andy Heald

I paint seascapes or landscapes inspired by moments in East Lothian, but you’d struggle to recognise landmarks or gain a geographical hook. I’m not attempting to create an accurate representation of a beach or a hill, instead I try to capture that fleeting emotion you or I felt when walking the landscape. Happiness. Sadness. Coldness. Warmness. Walking with friends. Walking alone to get away from life. I attempt to capture these emotions by creating large sketches: painting rapidly; sanding away, drawing over with pencils, splattering paint. I scrawl personal notes as a diary of what was being thought or listened to; the jumbled words, stolen lyrics, forming the titles of the work. No one forgets how they felt in a particular moment, in a particular landscape. Spilling our guts on a canvas.

I capture the images across East Lothian (Gullane, Yellowcraigs, Longniddry, Aberlady, Belhaven, North Berwick) with sketchbooks and photos.

Sometimes I paint outside but usually I work on the large sketches in the studio.

I regularly exhibit in galleries across Scotland, primarily in and around Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. My work is held in private and corporate collections across the UK.