Andrew Sinclair (born 1975) is a notable Scottish figurative painter and founder of Resipole Studios in the remote West Highlands of Scotland. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone.
Andrew's work is noted for its confident portrayal of the human form. Over the years he has perfected his distinctive style of painting by combining a number of techniques and influences. His palette of rich, earthy reds and oranges are similar to that of the sixteenth century Venetian movement, while his depiction of light adopts the traditional method of 'chiaroscuro', a style of painting employed by the likes of Velasquez and Rembrandt that involves using strong contrasting tones to create volume and atmosphere. Andrew, although quite traditional in his approach to painting, is quite expressive, working in the manner of 'alla prima'.
He gathers inspiration from the wide variety of cultures and characters he encounters both locally and abroad. Some of his work depicts his time spent in the Middle East and Africa but much of his work portrays the evanescence of West Highland community.
Andrew is currently working on a series of oil paintings that dramatises local artisans in their work place. His work is regularly shown in galleries across the UK and is followed by the likes of TRH Duchess and Duke of Rothesay.