Andrea Howson, SCA

About

Awards


Honourable Mention
2017 - Milton Art in the Park, Country Heritage Park


First Prize 2-D, Juror's Award
2016 - Milton Art in the Park, Country Heritage Park


Second Place Category One
2015 - Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition, Wellington Artists Gallery


Honourable Mention
​2014 - Walk on the Wild Side, Annual Open Juried Wildlife Show, Beaux-Arts Brampton

For me art is instinctual.  I always knew I would be an artist because I am compelled to create visual images. Wherever I go I am looking at how I can translate what I see into a painting; I am asking myself how I would crop a landscape or what colour would I paint that tree.

I love colour and have never been afraid to use it in unconventional ways. Dark shades contrasting with bright hues are inspiring and exciting. I don't have a problem sacrificing a realistic view for a vibrant visual that is brilliantly coloured. Colour implies energy and emotion, and I use it to reflect the emerging spirit of my subject matter as I see it.

My artwork takes a whimsical view of wildlife. Often I portray my subjects head-on looking out at the viewer. This is not meant to be confrontational, rather more amusing and curious, taking away the formality that reality sometimes possesses. I want my paintings to inspire people to not take everything in life so seriously and daydream more often of a happier world layered in vivid colours.  My work is dedicated to connecting with the animals and birds that surrounds us and showing others a different view of the wildlife inhabitants of this world.

In art and in life, there are no boundaries or limitations - one is only confined by their own imagination.


Art Blog

Visit my blog at https://ahowsonstudio.wordpress.com/


Memberships

  • Society of Canadian Artists – Publicity Chair, Board of Directors
  • Society of Canadian Artists – Elected Member
  • Elora Arts Council
  • Fine Arts Society of Milton
  • Visual Arts Mississauga

www.ahowsonstudio.com