- About The Artist -
Art, Science & Creativity...
" 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. Born and raised in New Jersey, she frequents parks and coastal regions both in and out of state, to observe and photograph nature. As a student, Andrea managed to achieve balance between art and science by taking art electives throughout her education. It was not until years later, after teaching biology in graduate school, working in the pharmaceutical industry and eventually changing course to stay at home and raise her children, that she truly cultivated her painting skills. She began by working independently at home with acrylics and later studied oil painting under the tutelage of her friend and fellow artist, Andrea Gianchiglia. Today Andrea paints in both oil and acrylic media. Her works range in style from realism to abstract and include such genre as butterflies, birds, marine life (including turtles, sharks, and fossils), botanicals, coastal landscapes as well as whimsical scenes.
The artist manages her time between homes in New Jersey and Florida. She maintains a private studio at home and an online gallery . She offers private painting instruction locally by appointment. Her work has been featured on the cover of The Connection Magazine and her products are available at The Rebecca Collection in Bernardsville and Linda's Creative Gifts in New Providence. Beyond painting Andrea enjoys cooking, creative writing, yoga, Feng shui, spending time with her children and taking walks on the beach with her best friend and life long love, Joe.