Born and raised in Sheffield during the 60s, Andrew Birtles is one of Steel City’s lesser known art treasures. After graduating from Sheffield Art School and Bristol University as a Fine Art Artist and Teacher, Andrew moved to London where he forged a successful career in the arts with exhibitions, teaching and running his own creative arts studio to encourage and nurture new talent.
Andrew returned to Sheffield in 1990 and became head set designer at the Merlin Theatre. He became involved in art therapy groups and a myriad of other projects from local murals to giant puppets! He even had time to produce professional exhibitions at the Merlin and Crucible Theatres. Chinese Whispers is Andrew’s first book.
To find out more visit Andrew's website.