Andrew Ratcliffe was born in Colne, Lancashire in 1948, and studied at Burnley and Canterbury Colleges of Art.  After teaching art at The Manchester Grammar School, he became a full-time painter in 1980.

He has exhibited extensively in Britain and abroad, featuring several times in the John Moores (prizewinner 1978) and the National Portrait Gallery Portrait Awards.

He combines painting with being a professional musician and has worked on numerous combined arts projects with dancers, musicians and performing artists.  Since 1980 he has worked as artist in residence in schools, colleges, galleries, libraries and other community spaces throughout the country.

He undertakes commissioned work and is represented in The Royal Collection Windsor, National Portrait Gallery, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Trinity College Cambridge, University of Liverpool, Loughborough University, Durham University, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, House of Commons, Lincoln’s Inn, private collections of The Prince of Wales and private collections in UK, Australia and USA.

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