Andrew Cranston was born in Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1969. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic 1989-90, Gray’s school of Art Aberdeen 1990-3 and the Royal College of Art London
1994-6. He divides his time between Glasgow and Aberdeen – where he has taught in the painting department for a number of years. Cranston exhibits regularly and is the recipient of numerous awards. The artist is a storyteller of sorts, without a clear story to tell. His frequently alludes to a narrative, often with a particular sense of humour – always touching on the strangeness and pathos of ordinary life. Inspiration often comes from a variety of sources; his own personal history, passages from literature, images from cinema or everyday observations.
Most recently, Cranston had a solo exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery entitled ‘paintings from a room’ and another at Robert Gordon University as part of Aberdeen’s ‘Look Again Festival’, 2016.