Andrew Aviste has always been drawn to and inspired by the works of the old masters - from Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt to more contemporary masters such as Andrew Wyeth. Driven to increase the scale and quality of his craft, he traveled to Norway to study under the renowned living master, Odd Nerdrum. There, through discussions on philosophy paired with emotional concentration, he began sharpening his mind and skills. Today, Andrew works in his studio located in Owen Sound, Ontario continually striving to improve his craft. He paints portraits and is beginning to dive deeper into large scale narrative works.