Leading by Example

As well as teaching Art and Photography here at Kingham Hill, Mr Field is also a landscape painter who has exhibited his work with some of the UK’s leading art societies including The Royal Society of British Artists (RSBA). Last year whilst visiting London, as part of the Art and Photography trip, he was able to take pupils to The Mall Galleries to visit the RSBA Bicentennial Exhibition and show them a painting he had had selected.

Working part-time at Kingham Hill, Mr Field dedicates his Fridays to working in his studio so as to continue his practice and develop his career as a professional artist. Leading by example, he encourages his pupils to enter competitions, to develop their confidence and raise their profile.

A painting by Kingham Hill teacher, Andrew Field

One of his paintings, ‘Serpentine’ (pictured above) has been selected for the this year's ING Discerning Eye exhibition; a great achievement considering that there were over 7000 entries and only 387 artworks selected for the show. 

Established in the UK in 1990, The Discerning Eye is an educational charity focussed on the visual arts. Their aim is to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts, to stimulate debate about the place and purpose of art in our society, and the contribution each one of us can make to its development. The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is an annual show of small-scale works renowned for championing emerging artists.

Mr Field's painting will be on display at the Mall Galleries in London from Thursday 16th November until 26th November and online until 31st December. To view the exhibition, you can visit or if you are in London the exhibition opens to the public on Friday 17th November.