Andy Coe was born in Leeds, Yorkshire (1954) and gained a BA Hons. degree in Graphic Design from Brighton Polytechnic – now part of Sussex University in 1976. Andy worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in New York in the ‘80s before returning to London to work in the field of communications and raise a family.
Since retiring three years ago, Andy has returned to his main passion – oil painting and charcoal & pastel drawing, and is also an accomplished performing musician. For the last three years, he has been studying life drawing and painting at the Morley College, and in the last two years, has successfully exhibited at the annual Urban Art exhibition (Brixton) in 2017, and again in July this year. He also exhibited at ‘Coffee in the Woods’ (café, Colliers Wood) in Summer 2016.