- About The Artists -
Art, Science & Creativity...
"There's a vulnerability that is shared among all living things. As a biologist, I'm sensitive to the fact that life is beautiful yet fragile...something to be cherished. The creative process is a pure and natural one, very innocent in its unfolding. My goal is to capture that natural essence, that spark of life, and bring it to the canvas."
Andrea Giordano ~
Formally educated in Biology, Andrea is predominantly a self taught artist who brings her love of the natural world to the canvas. She managed to achieve balance in her analytical work, throughout her education, by taking art electives. It was not until after she had taught science in graduate school, pursued a career in the pharmaceutical industry and eventually changed course to stay home to raise her children that she truly cultivated her painting skills, first working independently with acrylics and later studying oil painting under the tutelage of her friend and fellow artist, Andrea Gianchiglia (www.agillustration.com).
The artist manages her time between her homes in New Jersey and Florida. She maintains her studio and gallery in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Marcia Sangillo ~
Marcia has lived in New Jersey throughout her life and began a career as a salon stylist after graduating from high school. She has always been artistic and her creative skills became apparent through early sketch work. For many years she has maintained a busy schedule, working in office venues and as a mother and now grandmother. Andrea, recalls fondly visiting her aunt's home as a young girl, where she was allowed to finger paint in the dining room, much to her delight, as well as spending family vacations together at the Jersey Shore and in Florida. It was not until Marcia entered her fifth decade that she began to refocus on her artistic creativity, particularly her oil painting. She has been enjoying her craft for some years now as a restorative and peaceful alternative to her busy schedule.