Andrew Durgin-Barnes was born in San Diego in 1985 and moved to Bremerton Washington five years later. He had been interested in art from a very early age but when he was 16 he moved to Seattle where he met Jesse Edwards who introduced him to oil painting. After studying drawing for several months under the instruction of Mark Kang-O'Higgins at Gage Academy, Andrew took up studying traditional methods and the great masters who pioneered them on his own for several years. In 2014 he moved to the Bay Area where he continues to work and study at San Francisco Art Institute. Andrew's work is based around the structures of classicism and is generally executed in a traditional manner. Drawing and rendering of form coupled with allegorical motifs are important elements to communicate Andrew's thoughts and feelings about the world around him.

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