Having only started to paint at the age of 39, within a year the People’s Palace had purchased ten paintings and given Hay his first solo exhibition.
Since then his works have been included in numerous public and private collections. His work deals with both narrative and nature, sometimes subverting one or the other in order to advance his artistic practice. His insistence on invention, freedom and risk affirms continuity in his aesthetic spirit.
Andrew has been working with school children in Dennistoun and Bridgeton Libraries and talks about the books that have inspired him.