Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Ceramics, Crafts, Earthworks, Film, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Tattoo
Hello, my name is Andrius, but most know me by Andy, and some call me Artist Andy, since I’ve been creating art for most of my life now. I currently reside and create in York, although I’m originally from a little eastern European country called Lithuania.
My art may be hard to describe, as it is ever changing. I enjoy using color, nature, animals, music, patterns, people, emotion, and most of all, imagination. I enjoy learning all forms of art from sculpture to tattooing, which I believe plays a huge role in my art, as it is always evolving. That being said, the main reason I love to create, is that it gives me the true feeling of freedom. I believe you can see that in my art, from the colors to the characters and composition, all are of my choosing. In daily life you don’t always get to choose these things, but in my art, its always my choice. The viewer gets to look at those choices and make their own opinion, which makes art extremely special to me.
I originally started showing my art at The Parliament and Hive Artspace back over 15 years ago. As a budding artist, this opportunity gave me the chance to share my art and get my name out there. From this exposure, many murals came to fruition in the downtown York area. Nowadays I’m able to give other local artists that same opportunity through Virtue Local Art Market. We opened our own gallery in June of 2021, and over two years later we are 80 artists strong and bringing the art scene to our local community of Hallam, PA.