By Andrea Gadd
42 x 59
Andrea Gadd’s artwork is an eclectic mixture of themes and techniques, which change as her interests and ideas evolve. As well as painting realistically, Andrea’s artwork often begins as an exploration of colour without preconceived objective or subject in mind. Working mainly with acrylics, she creates abstract backgrounds using a limited palette, teasing the subject matter from the background, rather than painting onto it. Working in this instinctively manner allows unexpected connections, mysterious forms and unusual concepts to materialize within the painting. Inspired by different sources; colours, people, animals, photographs, buildings, dance costumes or textures, she enjoys creating artwork that entices the viewer to look differently at every day subjects. Andrea is a self-taught artist, who began working with acrylics in 2015 while living in the Pilbara, capturing the beautiful, local scenery. In 2019, she moved south, opening a studio in the Perth Hills and joining the Armadale Society of Artists and the Western Australian Society of Arts.