Andrew is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1979). His first career as a graphic designer, illustrator and owner of a successful design studio (www.fireengineinc.com) help set the stage for his artistic direction. Because fine art was his first love he has continued to consistently paint, sculpt and exhibit for over 30-years creating paintings and sculptures for both personal and corporate clients.
For the past ten years, Andrew has devoted himself to contemporary encaustic sculptural painting, becoming known for his distinct, three-dimension sculptural style. With a passion for natural elements, Csafordi embeds wood, wire, stone, sand, fibre and more into his impressionist landscapes, reaching out "beyond the board" to stir the imagination. His luminous, textural and multi-dimensional paintings reach out and bring his viewers into organic dreamscapes, landscapes and mystical transformations unlike any other.
Today, Andrew's paintings and sculptures are in numerous private and corporate collections. Andrew currently showcases his work in select galleries, and a transformed century Barn Gallery on his small farm in the heart of beautiful Prince Edward County. Andrew also offers two-day encaustic painting workshops in his studio. Fee includes a workbook, all materials, light refreshments and snacks.
Andrew and his artist wife, Tara Wilkinson (Love Nest Studio Gallery) are part of the Prince Edward County Arts Trail and their galleries are open daily 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed Wednesdays) April through October.
For more information about Andrew's paintings and workshops, visit: www.andrewcsafordi.com.