I see masterpieces in the mundane.
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)
Life member of Royal Queensland Art Society Inc. (Rockhampton Branch)
Secretary RQAS 2007
Central Queensland artist Andrea Chapman was born in Longreach and spent her early childhood in the small mining town of Gunpowder in far north-west Queensland. She describes her childhood in rural Queensland as the foundation stone for her love of life and the natural landscape.
Andrea describes her first painting at the age of fifteen as a personal response to seeing the light and its power to simplify the subject. Decades of art practice has helped develop a plethora of ways to paint the visceral reaction to light. This journey included four years of academic study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture).
Her art practice is the culmination of the places she has visited, the influence of master and contemporary artists, and lived moments. She recognises a masterpiece in the mundane and her fascination with every light-filled moment is reflected in her work.
Andrea embraces the philosophy of French impressionist Edgar Degas that one must study all the basics whose discipline yields artistic freedom. Enlightened by this freedom, Andrea's painting style kindles a connection to her past and the original marks that shaped the artist that she is today.
Private commissions are located locally and abroad.