Though born in Southern California, Andy Finkle split his childhood between Troy, New York, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He currently resides in the foothills of South Carolina, with his wonderful wife and pets of varying degrees of boldness, but he dreams of living in Rockland, Maine (also with his wife and pets).
Andy's artistic influences range from 19th century expressionists to 20th century cartoonists. His style is characterized by bold colors and painterly strokes. He enjoys painting portraits of men, beasts, and beings deserving of both classifications. Andy has a growing subspecialty in second-tier celebrities. His work now can be seen in the world’s only cryptozoology museum, but it must be noted that his work has previously been displayed in the only bowling alley in Antarctica and was featured on a television show that was unjustly cancelled.
"Andy Finkle's creativity and humor is cutting edge." ~The Famous San Diego Chicken
"I'm in love with the paintings of Andy Finkle. Andy's art makes the world look more like it should have in the first place." ~Vanessa Ragland (comedic writer and performer)
"Never underestimate the difficulty in conveying serious topics in a humorous manner. Andy Finkle manages to exist in both realms simultaneously with great adroitness and grace." ~David Tabak (author)
"The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are honored to have several of Andy Finkle's paintings displayed in our kids show at our special request. We love Andy's paintings, he is one of our favorite artists. His paintings are brilliant, playful, colourful and real. His paintings bring our family so much happiness every day." ~Tina Trachtenburg (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players)
"Don't stop the Finklerock" ~Joel Trussell (artist)
"Mr. Finkle's cryptoart gives life to the vivid passionate that informs the pursuit of hidden animals. Cryptids and cryptozoologists have found an expressionist they can call their own in Andy Finkle." ~Loren Coleman, cryptozoologist and director, International Cryptozoology Museum
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