With a natural curiosity for the creative process Andrea’s practice is multifaceted and includes painting, sculpture, photography and installation. She is known for her joyful use of colour, layering of paint, building up surfaces often to a point where the two-dimensional becomes three-dimensional.
Her work is predominantly rich in colour, however she often uses pure white, applied and layered to reveal delicate complex detail, evoking the “white horses” formations created by the ebb and flow of ocean waves crashing and receding on rocks. These ‘sea froth’ formations are poignant visual metaphors for the delicate and ephemeral journeys we all take.
References to place and home often appear in Andrea’s work through the use of shapes, form, light and shadow. The viewer is invited to enter a world of reminiscences, remembering, happenings and places. Recurring motifs include bowls and vessels; objects to hold or to keep our treasures in. Full of potential when empty; full of comfort when full.
Andrea has exhibited widely, both internationally and at home in Australia. She holds a BA in Fine Arts with Distinction and works as an art mentor for Arts Access.