Gill, Andy - Chess Set
Artist: Andy Gill
Origin: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Framed size: 12" x 11"
(Enclosed back custom frame with museum-quality TruVue conservation grade 99% UV protection glass.)
Medium: Colored pencils
Artist's Bio: John Andrew Gill known as "Andy Gill" was born on November 6th, 1964, the first child (of two ) John Herald Ronald Gill and Elizabeth Anne Gill (Burris). All through grade school (Wyn-wood School, Pleasant Street School, Sunny Side School) Pencils and paper kept his attention over his other classes. High School (Moncton High School 1980 -1984) he started to really focus on drawing (illustrating). From 1984 to 1989, he worked assorted jobs, then took an apprentice position in his father's print shop to acquire a certified position as a printing press operator. A tragic turn in his life, (the loss of his parents) really set him back, but, he decided to leave the printing trade and attend one year (1989-1990) of Mount Allison University ( fine arts ). This was the start of his freelance career, for many local advertising agencies, and Eastern Canada art commissions. Some noted personas Andy was commissioned to illustrate were.Former Premier Frank McKenna family portrait, and hockey legion, Paul Henderson. By 1999, he wanted to secure his skills as a designer/cartoonist, and attended MacKenzie College (1999-2000) and decide to pursue the three professions. By 2001-2002, mental illness had finally caught up with Andy, and depression quickly set in. By orders of his Physician and Physicist, he was to take time away for art and full-time employment. By 2006, it was apparent Andy would only maintain any art on part-time basis. By 2014 was once again, back at his antique drawing table. Working only part-time (semi-retired) has enjoyed a comfortable pace, and achieved some minor attention on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google, and now Youtube). Mostly a self-taught artist, Andy has never been awarded any achievements. The one noticed achievement he has acquired, (recent) was the appearance of a time lapse video of his illustration (Better Call Saul) on the International TV station AMC (American Movie Channel) during the airing (and, ongoing commercial airing of), The Walking Dead. Andy continues to create at his art, in his luxurious forest villa (trailer..haha) in an undisclosed address, with his only companion..BoBo the little cat.
This piece is a one-of-a-kind original. Artist signed Certificate of Authenticity included.
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