Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. Although he studied contemporary modern British Art for a short period with Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting among the Cornwall Art Galleries he considers himself a self taught artist. Andrew has one of the most distinctive styles of present day contemporary British Artists and has enjoyed considerable success. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1981.
Andrew's contemporary paintings regularly feature at the Royal British Artists (RBA) London art exhibitions, and at the Royal British Academy of Art in their summer exhibitions. He has undertaken several painting commissions for public and private Modern British Art collectors, and travels extensively gathering images for paintings from around the world. But his native Derbyshire continues to feature in many paintings - particularly the more recent winter scenes.