Andrew Neil Olscher is a professional, Canadian, commercial and fine artist. His bold thickly textured, acrylic paintings, photographs and digital prints have been purchased and shown by private and corporate collectors and galleries locally and internationally. Andrew is an alumnus of Queen's University and was a scholarship winner to the Banff School of Fine Arts.
Andrew's trademark, colorful acrylic paintings, digital art and photographs have been presented in Toronto as a part of ArtCanadiana.com's "Group of Eleven", including noted Canadian artists Ken Danby and Berge Missakian and one of Asia's finest watercolour artists, Stephen Yau. Andrew's work was also exhibited at the "Village of Hope" in association with the United Nation's conference on small island development in Barbados and at the Toronto International Art Festival 2001.
Over the past twenty-six years Andrew's work has also been exhibited in a variety of group shows which have included such noted artists as Fred Hagan, Brent Townsend, Michael Dumas, Toni Onley and Canadian Art Partners. A large selection of his paintings can be viewed at Art of the Matter, Aurora, Ontario and Gallery On The Lake, Buckhorn, Ontario where he was one ofthe "hottest selling" artists of the 2006 season. Queen's University also holds a sizable collection of Andrew's work is featured in various locations, including The Faculties of Law, Education, Arts and Science, School of Business, Department of Advancement and School of Music.
In June 2000 some of Andrew's digital works were featured in Silicon Valley North's "Pixel This" section, "a showcase of some of the best and most talented digital artists in the Greater Toronto Area." Subsequently, his stock photography, digital and fine artwork have been featured on magazine covers, as illustrative materials for periodical content and for countless other commercial applications, many with a worldwide distribution.
"Many people like to 'pigeon-hole' artists and in some cases think that commercially oriented artwork is somehow a lesser form of art. I have a
unique, and for some, an instantly recognizable painterly, fine art style that has been enthusiastically embraced by many viewers and collectors, but I put no less effort or value in creating something for a commercial venue. Attracting an audience and striving for excellence is what any art form should be about" says Andrew.
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