North Shore Studio


Born in 1976, Andrew Sloan joined the Arts of Life in 2011. The Detroit native is known for his drawings of automobiles, athletic figures and urban engineering.

Sloan’s style is one of incredible detail and careful construction. His bold line work is complimented by the texture he adeptly creates with colored pencil.

“Every person has their own way of doing their own style of artwork. The towers are the things that show the whole design of the bridge. The truss under the bridge: lines and shapes. Fire coming out of the building and bursting through the glass windows. The expression and the detail of the flames, the door in the building next door not being affected by it. It’s the whole scene.”

Alongside the energy and action in Sloan’s artwork, each piece also manages to carry detailed, meditative quality. This is due to the patience and attention Sloan dedicates to his artistic process.

“Despite my distractions I’ve done a lot better. I like coming here every day. I think [the Arts of Life is] a place that people can express their pure talent, and that’s a gift you could never replace.”

Selected Exhibits

Permanent Collection

The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017

Winter Art Expo

Evanston Art Center - 2017

7th Annual Square Foot Show

OPEN Gallery, Glenview, IL - 2017