Andrea Rhodes-Cass

 

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Artist’s Statement

I was born in Deep River, Ontario and at an early age moved to Brantford, Ontario. My interest in art began in childhood when I discovered that I liked to draw, especially people. Art was always my favorite subject in school.

I went to the University of Guelph for a B.A. with a major in Fine Art.  My favorite courses were in acrylic painting. After graduating, I worked for an art supply, picture framing store and art gallery. Then I got married and helped my husband with various businesses and had three children. During this time I painted occasionally although raising my sons was my first priority. Now that they are almost grown, I have time to pursue my love of painting and drawing again.

I currently like to work in three different media: pencil, watercolour and acrylic. Although realism is important to a certain extent in my work, I do not strive to achieve the look of a photograph. I like to leave in some evidence of brushwork. More important to me is to convey the essence of the subject as well as its beauty. My subject matter varies according to what captures my attention; be it the way the light falls on the object or its shape or texture or the emotional response it generates.

I feel privileged to be able to create art for it brings me great joy.

http://andrearhodescass.weebly.com

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