Andrew MacGregor @andrew_macgregor1

Sculptures | Paintings | Sustainable Art | Model @thesquadmanagement

www.andymacgregor.com/

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Work in progress, 1 of 3 paintings about what escapism means to us and why. Base lines and colour in, now for the real work to commence. Toning, shading, embellishing, balancing & finishing. Am trying hard to get all three done in double time to try and force myself to let go and not scrutinise, procrastinate and stagnate.
The week we’ve had at The Colour Of Water @the_colour_of_water has been extraordinary and fast paced. I like this way of being so am encouraging this energy into my personal work🙌
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#andrewmacgregor #andymacgregor #thecolourofwater #humancondition #love #escapism #tropical #jungle #vulnerability #mothernature #handrawn #watchthisspace #newwork #newattitude

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Sometimes you need to also inspire yourself, because if you don’t, you can’t fully inspire others. The same goes for love, if you don’t love yourself, you’re not fully capable of loving others.
Last night was the first time in a while I made artwork just because I wanted to and not because it had to have a function. Can’t wait to do more! 🙌🏼
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#newwork #illustration #handrawn #figurative #tropical #desire #instinct #mothernature #identity #vulnerability #selflove #andrewmacgregor #andymacgregor

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LOVE these pictures courtesy of the Central St.Martins Fashion Foundation team @chrisdesignkelly @katiefrade for our collaborative Colour Theory workshop. Was an honour to represent @the_colour_of_water for this project recently as it became an integral part of the students curriculum about material choices and plastic up-cycling.
While it’s an undeniably beautiful array of colourful man made objects,
It’s important to understand the power of choice as consumers.
Choose wisely and choose products that LAST! That being said, I still believe that most products you don’t intend to use more than once should be perishable/biodegradable/recyclable. If they aren’t...don’t buy them🙏🏼it only validates the manufactures argument that it’s about customer demand, when we all know this is untrue. Unequivocally untrue!
The age of single use plastics is over and so is the attitude that waste is acceptable✖️
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#andymacgregor #andrewmacgregor #thecolourofwater #elephantintheroom #choosewisely #plasticfantastic #stopsingleuseplastic #makeartnotwar #colour #spectrum #choosenatural #zerowaste #loveourplanet #love #life

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This is how I look when I think about doing another self portrait 10 or so years since my last.
I’m not sure at all what is going to manifest. Am a changed man a decade later, sure, but life doesn’t get any easier!
It might seem inconsequential to many of you but as I prepare to enter the same self-portrait show I entered 10 years back…I’m both excited to see what I make of myself now as well as terrified of my new found ability to deliver the hard pill of honesty.
Like last time, couldn’t care less if I get selected or not, because entering is purely there to ignite a new challenge.
I’m prepared to accept what I’ve achieved as a professional artist, 100%, but it’s human nature to entertain the darker side of ourselves a little more.
I’ve got until April to dig out as much ‘Andrew MacGregor’ as I can and put it on to paper, my medium of choice!
I’m going large and unapologetic this time!
Can’t wait…yet also a bit scared lol😆
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#selfportrait #painting #portraiture #darkside #lightside #happy #sad #journey #authenticity #dignity #shame #anger #success #love #life #laughter #power #weakness #colourful #dull #hard #easy #makeartnotwar #andrewmacgregor #andymacgregor

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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”
~ Robert Swan OBE
This is such a powerful and painfully true quote from an inspirational figure head of world conservation.
What occurs to me reading it is how imperative it is for us all to contribute, to work together, to acknowledge our shared responsibility in looking after the planet we live on.
Although sustainability is a word recognised and understood by most, it is important to understand its process.
Sustainable development is the dynamic process which enables all people to realise their potential and improve their quality of life in ways which simultaneously protect and enhance the earth’s life support systems.
Taking without giving back is certainly where part of the problem lies. Since this is true, it is of vital importance to acknowledge and embrace a change of consciousness.
We at The Colour Of Water believe it is possible to inspire people to do this for themselves and for the future. 2019 is going to be one of the most life changing and memorable years yet,
So watch this space and contact us if you’d like to get involved🙌🏼
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www.thecolourofwater.co.uk
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#thecolourofwater #elephantintheroom #worktogether #makeartnotwar #plasticfantastic #inspire #educate #saveouroceans #saveourplanet #together #create #ourfuture ✌🏼

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So hard choosing the best 9 moments from what has been an incredible year!
Anything you do you must do with conviction...so here’s my pick. I’ve experienced true peace, reconnected with old friends, laughed my ass off and started to feel creative fulfilment at last. Thank you to everyone that’s enriched my existence and to those that have put up with me too! Lol
Happy 2019 everyone!...it’s going to be a spanking one 🎉
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#happynewyear #love #life #laughter #2019 #bestnine2018

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Wishing you all a wonderful new year ahead filled with happiness, fulfilment, prosperity, and the confidence to be the people you know you are. Love and best wishes from us three 🙌🏼
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#andymacgregor #andrewmacgregor #beyou #behappy #beconfident #selfconfidence #worldisyouroyster #love #life #laughter #happynewyear

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Thought I’d share these Christmassy looking images I created recently with @wearewilma @thecommsstore @ellenemahoney & @alissa_kw for @alinkajewellery for their latest brand promotion via Instagram.
The set was created using special Elf dust, sturdy Reindeer cheer & plenty of Fairy spells.
Thank you Santa for providing us with these magical things 🙏🏼
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#christmascheer #santamagic #alinka #andymacgregor #andrewmacgregor #setdesign #stilllifephotography #wearewilma #jewelry #minilandscape #snowylandscape #magic

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Apparently the weatherman says it gonna be a cold rainy weekend, but as Ethel Waters once said;
“I don't care what the weatherman says
When the weatherman says it's raining,
You'll never hear me complaining,
I'm certain the sun will shine”
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Whatever you’re up to this weekend its probably time to pull out your knitwear.
This picture is one I did for @rowanyarns for their Liberties catalogue back in 2010/11, Shot in Fife Scotland by a nice photographer I don’t remember the name of now. A pleasure of a job but damn was it cold…face covering up a great deal of pain🥶🤣
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Happy Friday everyone!
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#andymacgregor #andrewmacgregor #knitwear #mensfashion #rowanyarn #libertyoflondon #winterfashion #frozenface #fife #scotland

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Throwback Thursday calls for a very special picture. Back in September 2016 i somehow managed to get @njide to agree to be my wife! Not sure she knew what she was getting herself in for 🤣
She has never let me down, never hurt me, never shown me anything but love. Astonishing really that someone can be so selfless and love so unconditionally. Being such an exemplary wife, mother, daughter and friend only makes it harder for the rest of us to keep up!...so this is me thanking the universe that she is still my wife. 🙌🏼
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#thankyou #universe #gratitude #wife #mother #daughter #friend #love #life #laughter #algarve #portugal #nigerianwedding #memories #beachlife #brightfuture

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Beautiful recycled plastic plinths we recently produced with @make_it_london for @matchesfashion Mayfair.
Big thanks to @tinavaia for the connection.
The mix of blue dapple, black dapple, ocean opaque and kaleido coloured material looked brilliant together and was a pleasure to work with 🙌🏼
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#plasticfantastic #recycled #plinths #matchesfashion #mayfair #london #andymacgregor #andrewmacgregor

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The aim of art is a constant, and a continuous job to reveal visually the attitude of our mentality. And the less we disturb the influence of our mentality the more I believe we come close to the truth. - Josef Albers
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CSM colour theory workshop
Student plastic spectrum display Kings X campus
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This workshop was designed to encourage the students to expand their knowledge and perception of colours and materials, exploring colour through the medium of waste plastics.
It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to share my experience as a professional artist with young aspiring fashion designers.
While the importance of working sustainably within the creative industry was discussed, the emphasis was on understanding the principles of colour and form within the context of fashion.
I began with a bold word of advise ;
“Art must always be your first consideration as a designer/artist/maker and never an after thought. If you put Art first, you will be listening to the truth within you, as art is at the very frontier of creation and self expression. Whatever your craft/skill, without art nothing of you will exist within that which you intend to create”
I can only hope that what I shared with them all made a positive impact on their development and on the way they’ll work in the future.
Thanks to @chrisdesignkelly for inviting me 🙏🏼
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#thecolourofwater #andrewmacgregor #andymacgregor #colour #colourtheory #creative #education #workshop #plasticfantastic

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