Andrew Rance - Architectural Illustrator

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Short Bio

I was born in Camberwell, London in 1954.  I took up art seriously in the 1970's, starting in pencil, then pen and ink, then moved on to acrylics and oils, experimenting with airbrush and glass engraving along the way.

In the late 1970's I became interested in pen and ink rendering and studied the subject for a number of years, learning the techniques of the great pen artists such as Arthur Guptill, Joseph Pennell and Herbert Railton.   My main subject material tended to be buildings and townscapes - for some reason the shape and form of buildings has always been interesting to me.  

I also studied art at evening classes at Westminster Kingsway college under Charles Johnson, and had a number of successes at exhibitions and art shows (including selling an engraved glass bowl to the Lord Mayor of Westminster!).   I was a frequent exhibitor at the Hampstead and Green Park open art shows at that time.

In recent years I have been fortunate to be able to travel fairly widely and pick up inspiration for my art along the way.   A particular favourite destination is Venice, where I have painted 'en plein aire' on a number of occasions.   I find the colours and textures of the buildings fascinating subjects for paintings, and the quality of the light being very favourable.

In the past two years I have specialised in architectural illustration, achieving full accreditation by the Society of Architectural Illustration in April 2015.   My main area of interest is CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), in particular building 3D visualisations of buildings directly from architects' plans, for planning and/or marketing purposes.

I am happy to discuss possible commissions, and will be happy to give a free quotation based upon your requirements.

Andrew Rance, MSAI

Organisations I have recently completed work for:

The Royal Air Force, Halton
The Trenchard Museum
The Wendover News
The Wilkinson Partnership, Winslow
S B Rice Consulting
'Aces High' aviation gallery

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Exhibitions and Shows

2009 - Borders, Wendover (Solo show)
2009 - Godstowe Christmas Market
2009 - Wendover Art Club Summer & Winter Exhibitions
2010 - Aston Clinton Art & Craft Market
2010 - Thame Art & Craft market
2010 - Chilterns Open Air Museum Art Weekend
2011 - Bucks Open Studios Fortnight
2011 - WAC/Barratts Homes Summer Exhibition, Halton
2011 - Rudolf Steiner Kings Langley Contemporary Art Fair
2011 - Aylesbury Grammar School Annual Art Exhibition
2012 - Longwick School Annual Art Exhibition
2012 - Chilterns MS Centre Annual Art Exhibition
2012 - St Mary's Wendover Flower Festival & Art Show
2012 - Artists and Makers Event - Waddesdon
2012 - Alban Arena (LDP Events)
2012 - Thame Art Show, The Barns Centre
2012 - Aylesbury Vale District Council Art & Craft Fair
2013 - Longwick Art Exhibition
2013 - Chilterns MS Centre Annual Art Exhibition
2013 - Art on the Hill, Brill
2013 - Beaconsfield Art Fair
2013 - Chilterns Open Air Museum, Art Fest Live
2013 - Wendover Art Club exhibition
2013 - Bucks Open Studios
2014 - Bucks Open Studios


Some comments found in my visitor book over the years:

"Fascinating watching the pots being thrown" (I don't do pots.....!)

"Love the mistakes!!" (after viewing my sketchbooks)

"Great stuff - a technical term"

"Beautiful work, very tempted"  then  "... I have succumbed" (after buying a painting)


"Inspirational - need to get out our paints" (I like that kind of comment)

"An inspiration - this is how I would like to paint"

"Great to see art in our local community"

"Very inspiring work - makes me want to get my sketchbook out"

"Lovely, as usual" (without actually looking at the paintings.....!)  :-(

"Lovely pots"  (hmmmm.....)

"Great variety of work - I'll carry your bags next time you go to Venice!"

"Friendly and interesting"

All images on this site are 튁ndrew Rance