Andrea England - Featured Artist
Local art featured in our West Lobby
From Monday, November 1, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 November 1, 2021 November 30, 2021 The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Andrea England an artist, illustrator and sailor. She lives with her husband Jim on Island Prism, a gloriously yellow 36' sailboat which doubles as their home and her floating art studio. Now based in the waters of British Columbia, their adventures together have included voyaging from New Zealand through Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia to Thailand. They've cruised Queensland, sailed from Sydney to Hobart, circumnavigated New Zealand's North Island and explored the beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
Andrea's art is inspired by the sea. She is fascinated by the movements and endless colours of water, and is drawn to the flowing nature of watercolours which give me a physical connection to my subject. Using rippling shapes, she captures the motion of wind and waves. Swirling fine white lines of untouched paper give her paintings a sense of life, light and movement. She does not use a resist, but relies on her brushes and a steady hand! Vibrant colours and layers of translucent pigment create the sensation of looking beneath the water, letting her transport the viewer to ocean and islands.