- 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, universally spiritual 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, to observe and photograph nature. As a student, Andrea achieved balance between art and science by choosing art electives throughout her scientific 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 with acrylics and later studied oil painting under the tutelage of her friend and fellow artist, Andrea Gianchiglia. Today, Andrea paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor media. Her works range in style from representational to abstract and include such genre as butterflies, birds, marine life (including turtles, sharks, bony fish, mollusks and fossils), botanicals, still life, coastal landscapes, seasonal and whimsical scenes.
The artist manages her time between homes in the Somerset Hills and Coastal New Jersey. She maintains an in-home studio and an online art & gift gallery www.agfineartgallery.com. Her work has been featured on the cover of The Connection Magazine and her products are available for purchase here online at www.agfineartgallery.com and in store at The Rebecca Collection in Bernardsville. Additionally, Andrea is an avid Feng Shui designer, meme artist and writer. She is also an active member of the Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation advisory board. Beyond painting, she enjoys photography, reading, and yoga, but most of all, spending time with her children and walking on the beach with her best friend and life long love, Joe.