Andrew Grassi-Kelaher is an artist currently based just north of Sydney on the Central Coast. This is an area with amazing scenery, stunning beaches and fits well with Andrew’s love of surfing, the ocean and paintings, inspired by his surrounds.
Being an artist has always been a big part of Andrew Grassi Kelaher’s life. As a child he had paintings exhibited in major Sydney Art Prizes (of the time) and by the time he reached his early 20’s he has exhibited in commercial galleries. Ever since he has been a full time artist working either on his paintings and exhibitions or becoming involved in other creative projects such as snow sculpture in the Australian ski fields.
Over this time he has held numerous solo shows in commercial galleries, exhibited in group shows in regional galleries and been a finalist or won art prizes on the rare occasions he enters them.
I really enjoy creating things. I was inspired by Brett Whiteley, William Robinson, John Olsen and Arthur Boyd at a young age. I wanted to paint exactly like them. Which I did initially but I soon got my own spin on things and while I remain heavily influenced by these artists I have developed my own style with a bright – happy vibe that probably is similar to my personality.