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Andrew Sookrah

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Oil | Acrylic | Watercolour | Graphite | Sculptor

Sookrah is an artist expressing himself with colour and form; in both a fervent exploration of the interconnectedness of everything.  He is raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, confident presentation of bold colour & energized texture… and in his figurative and portraiture work, his capturing the raw essence of the human spirit.

His is a masterful expression of the unity of nature as shown in his passion for the Canadian landscape and Arctic.

He was one of the contestants in the finals of Landscape Artists Of The Year Canada Competition; episodes can be seen on CBC tv on their GEM Documentary streaming service.

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Andrew’S EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.

Technical:

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Colour and Composition

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Studio Setup for Art Production

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Providing Art Critiques

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Teaching How to Self Critique

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Artist Statement & CV

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Shows & Exhibits

Business:

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Studio Time Management

For Emerging Artists

Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:

  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

More than an Art Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT

2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK
and ACCOUNTABILITY 

INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE and HONEST conversations

Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (Honourary), the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Ontario Society of Artists and the Portrait Society Of Canada.

He was born in Guyana in 1956. In Georgetown he attended Queen’s College where he was recognized for his artistic expression from an early age having won the school’s art prize in 1971. At age 16, Sookrah started working as a designer and illustrator at Ace Advertisers (Georgetown, Guyana), and quickly moved into the role of the company art director.

In 1974 Sookrah immigrated to Canada and attended multidisciplinary continuing education programs at the Ontario College of Art (OCA), George Brown College and Ryerson University. His beginnings in design and illustration opened a life of parallel passions. While continuing to paint

and carve out his artistic existence, Sookrah involved himself in advertising and opened Engine Room Creative, a successful design development studio and advertising & marketing agency in Toronto. As the Creative Director of Engine Room, he has worked on provincial and national campaigns, as well as international campaigns in the US and UK.

Sookrah’s technical knowledge and might of communication lead him into fine art instruction for the past fifteen years. 

His body of work includes portraiture, figurative, landscape paintings and ceramic sculpture. Sookrah has presented his conceptual / multimedia work at Nuit Blanche in Toronto three times, including “Can Religious Beliefs be Identified From Examining DNA” in 2012.

His work is currently being promoted by the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Sales and Rental Program and can be found in Corporate and Private Collections in Canada and the US.

An active member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto for twenty-four years, Sookrah

served many terms on the Club’s Art Committee and was the convenor of its 3rd Floor Sunday Figurative Painting Sessions for nine years. Over the years his work was included in various juried group exhibitions at the Club.

He regularly supports charitable auctions and foundations by donating work to assist in their fundraising efforts, including Gilda’s Club, Creative Art GEMS Auction, KidSport Canada, and the Roseneath Foundation, etc. He was also a sponsor of the Student Drawing Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) at City Hall for five consecutive years.

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