Born and raised in the country of Togo in West Africa, Andy Illene started painting as a child. He studied under various local artists where he perfected his technique. In 2010, he moved to Chicago where he continued to paint and draw inspired by his new setting. In 2013 he moved to Madison, WI and is working on establishing himself in the local arts scene. Andy is inspired by nature, people’s everyday lives and by interacting with other artists.