It is not nostalgia that intrigues me, but the passage of time and the retrieval of its memory. I am interested in how painting might explore memory and do more than simply become another copy of a moment from forgotten or discarded vintage photographs and 8mm film. I give an energy and a strange presence to these images by letting paint have the authority to bring them to life. How might paint honour these moments and bring a shiver of shared memory to the viewer? I continue to seek out images which might open an ephemeral portal to their own internal past.
Originally from Canada, Andrea has lived in Australia since 1992. Her works are based primarily on vintage imagery with a contemporary reading. Her current work has a dream like overtone and strange sense of time and place.
In 2018, Andrea won Best Gippsland Work in the John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery. In 2014, Andrea was announced as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - one of Australia's most lauded portrait prizes. She was a semi finalist again in 2015. Andrea has been a finalist in the Nillumbik Prize held at Montsalvat (Eltham) three times, had three solo exhibitions as well as participating in a number of group exhibitions.
Andrea completed her Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2018.