Leamington art student’s new business to produce new public artwork

Jon Andrews.
Jon Andrews.

An art consultancy set up by a Leamington fine art student has been commissioned to produce a new piece of public art in Oxfordshire.

Jon Andrews, who has been studying a fine art degree at Warwickshire College, recently set up his own art consultancy, The Public Artist Limited, which has been appointed by commercial property developers Stoford to help commission the new piece of public art to complement a £14.5 million industrial and warehouse development in Thame.

Jon worked in the construction and property development industry for 25 years but decided to make a career change. He said: “Beginning the course broadened my understanding of fine art and gave me the confidence to engage directly with the contemporary art world.

“I could soon see new opportunities which led to a new business venture in public art consultancy - The Public Artist Limited - employing my knowledge of the UK development industry with new skills and knowledge acquired through the fine art course in Leamington.”