Skinner is a mixed media artist who travels the world teaching mixed media, altered art, assemblage, and ceramics. He also conducts a series of very successful altered art workshops online using DecoArt acrylic paint and mediums.
“We are excited about growing this relationship with Andy,” said Stan Clifford, DecoArt’s CEO. “We feel that Andy’s product knowledge, creative style, and international presence will help grow our company’s creative department.”
As a new member of the DecoArt team, Skinner will be assisting with product development, support of DecoArt’s Helping Artist Program, and technique video production as well as serving as DecoArt brand ambassador at trade shows and conferences. DecoArt will work with Skinner to establish his brand in the United States as well as globally.
“I love DecoArt because, as well as having an absolutely fantastic acrylic paint range, it offers both the artist and the crafter a whole lot more,” said Skinner. “It has fantastic mediums that take acrylic painting to a whole new level for me, especially for mixed media. DecoArt also manufactures my favorite varnishes.”
Born in 1966 and raised in Oxford England, Andy Skinner began painting from a very young age, encouraged and influenced by his mother, a watercolor artist, and his father, an engineer, who made amazing toys and gadgets from found objects. Andy Skinner operated his own creative studio outside of London for six years before joining Country Love Crafts as its director of art.
Skinner will continue in his role with Country Love while he serving as DecoArt’s executive creative consultant.
About DecoArt, Inc.:
Since 1985, DecoArt has manufactured one of the broadest lines of acrylic paints and finishes for general arts and crafts use in the world. The line includes all-purpose acrylics for professional artists, crafters, and students. Located centrally in the United States, DecoArt manufactures numerous specialty paints that are designed specifically for surfaces like glass, ceramics, fabric, and metal, from its Stanford, KY production facility. DecoArt products are known around the world for their superior and consistent quality and excellent value. For more information on DecoArt, visit www.DecoArt.com.