Welcome to AndyKnillArt

Why visit my website?

I am hoping that you are here because you have seen some of my work or have been told about it by someone else. The intention of the site is to showcase my art and photography. Some of it is just for myself and other pieces are offered for sale.

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 half a shop in Swanage, the aims are:

– to sell some art

– to gradually 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 – AndyKnillArt.shop

Thanks for your interest in visiting. All feedback welcome.

Andy

February 2021

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