Andrea paints a wide range of subjects … portraits, landscapes, waterscapes, still lifes and animals with soft pastel and more recently oil paint, to produce paintings with both vibrant colour and a soft and luminescent quality. Her work is representational and impressionistic with a focus on the effect of sunlight on her subjects.
Although most people are familiar with oil paint, soft pastels often need some introduction. They are pure sticks of dry pigment, which Andrea applies directly in layers onto sanded paper. Having two different mediums to work in allows a new opportunity to experiment and grow. Although they share much in common, as Andrea says, “It’s exciting to explore the different effects I can achieve by going from a dry medium to the oils”.