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Andrew Gifford: inspired by the Tyne

The artist discusses his most recent series of paintings from the northeast of England

As a young artist growing up in Middlesbrough, Andrew Gifford found his earliest inspiration in the crisp light of the northeast of England. After a succession of exhibitions, taking him to locations as diverse as Jerusalem, Yemen, Ramallah and Budapest, the artist felt a need to return home and embark on a series of paintings that reconnected him to his childhood home. In this short film, Gifford talks about painting, landscapes and the people who continually inspire him.


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