Welcome to AndyKnillArt

Why visit this website?

I am hoping that you were led here by my Linktr.ee account or from the blog link on my shop / studio website. This started as my art website, its main focus is now my blog that I have been writing since January 2017 when I started AndyKnillArt as a business.

When did you start?

I was a geography (and other subjects) teacher to 11 – 16 year olds until December 2016 when my mental health meant that my life needed a new direction. I had been keeping sketch books since June 2015 as a mindfulness exercise that helped me to switch off from work.

I arrived in Purbeck, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. I realised that I used a medium that no-one else locally was, so I thought I would see if any of my work would sell. Intended as a hobby / semi retirement activity.

Is it still just a hobby?

My art has become something that I work at all year round but not full time. I have now developed it into a small business, including renting my own shop in Swanage, the aims are:

– to sell some art

– to pay for itself

– to provide an opportunity to promote ‘Art for fun’

It is still a hobby too and provides me with support with my mental health


Can we(I) buy your art online?

Yes , you can. In 2020 I set up a new online store – www.AndyKnillArt.shop


Thanks for your interest in visiting. All feedback welcome.


February 2022