The Joker art piece. Andrea Siegertsz is a self taught artist working in acrylics and
produces portraits featuring some of films great cult icons. Her art
work conjures up the very emotions often felt or portrayed on the
silver screen. As film is an escapism, so it is that through painting
Andrea escapes the stresses of life creating instinctive pieces of art
full of energy and depth. Rather than adding medium to her paints
she chooses to layer her paintings, with slow and carefully
considered strokes allowing her to achieve greater control of the
depth of texture needed for each emerging piece.
For Andrea it was whilst studying for her Ba (hons) in footwear
design and manufacture, she glimpsed as part of her syllabus an
introduction into art history and she was hooked. This was further
nurtured during her career as a footwear designer, whilst on a
business trip to Verona to check on the progress of the latest
collection she was detoured by the agent ( the factory needed more
time) to what is said to be Romeo and Juliettes balcony – the house
was adorned with murals.
As a result, she became compelled to return to art and over a period
of 12 years or so she has built up a thriving mural business. The art
work she produces today is a direct result of the years of
experimenting with differing styles to meet her client’s needs,
however she can now finally enjoy the freedom of creating her
unique pieces without constraints.
More about the artist
That said she still loves to experiment and has a sketch book full of
oddities and bizarre ideas that are yearning to be brought to life.
Andrea lives in North Staffordshire surrounded by the chaos and joy
of family life and painting.
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