Born in 1976, Andrew Sloan joined the Arts of Life in 2011. The Detroit native is known for his drawings of automobiles, urban engineering and pristine nature. His style holds true regardless of the disparate persuasions of his subject matter. They are linked through his individual artistic imprint.
Sloan’s style is one of incredible detail and careful construction. Thoughtful compositions break the borders of his substrates. Animals interact with subtleties deduced through contemplative observation. His bold line work is complimented by the texture he adeptly creates with colored pencil.
“Look at how much the design is on their bodies and how their noses are shaped. It’s kind of like a friendly like approach, communication, that the deer do. They are attracted to each other. I drew them further apart in the space. The body language, how they are looking at each other, how their ears are pointed up too. Signs of how wildlife is a God-given thing. Beauty. We should preserve it more.”
Alongside the energy and action in Sloan’s artwork, each piece carries a detailed, meditative quality. This is due to the patience and attention Sloan dedicates to his artistic process.
“Sharing my ideas and being very fascinated with how art is a form of expression and brings unity. I am passionate about taking part of this whole program. I’m intrigued with how people have their own ways and creativity.“
Inside the Box
Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
Winter Art Expo
Evanston Art Center - 2017