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ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO https://raeandrews.com/about
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by Australian
landscape painter Rae Andrews (born 1949 in Sydney, NSW Australia, UK).
Rae Andrews has been a practicing artist for over 50 years. She was born in Australia where she was raised with a great knowledge of nature and her environment. She was exposed to art through family members, also professional artists. Rae entered into a business life at the age of 19 years old and for 20 years owned five hairdressing salons in Sydney.
In her early 30's Rae began teaching art at the Judith White Art School in Sydney, and from here, she began teaching at the Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Her life became all about her art when she sold all her businesses and committed to painting and teaching fully in the early 1980's.
It was at this time she also went back to university and achieved her BA in Visual Arts as well as a Post Graduate degree in Professional Art Studies at City Art Institute in Sydney (an affiliate of the University of NSW).
After her college years completed, Rae founded her own art school (the Northside Art School) in the northern beach area of Elanora, Sydney in the late 1980’s. The school went on to have an enrollment of over 400 students and a faculty of seven teachers.
In 1991 she moved to Maui, Hawaii after marrying her American husband. It was on the island she founded two art galleries and began teaching and holding workshops at the Hui No'eau an art school on the island. Rae also teaches overseas workshops in Europe. She made several yearly trips back to Australia during these busy years, to teach and conduct workshops on the eastern coastal areas of Australia.
Rae was a guest lecturer for the Charles Sturt University in Australia for over 30 years. In 2002 she moved to Austin, Texas with her husband, and now teaches from her studio and for various art societies and private groups throughout the States.
A past board member of Waterloo Watercolor Group (WWG), past President of Capitol Art Society,(CAS) past President and board member of Austin Pastel society (APS), she maintains a busy lifestyle with her art and teaching.
During Rae's lengthy award-winning career, her art has found its way into many private and public collections worldwide.
August 2, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Rae Andrews (Born 1949)
“My art covers many genres (seascape, landscape, figurative, portrait and still life), and each subject will decide my selected medium. It could be oil, pastel, watercolor or acrylic, I cover them all.
If asked to describe my form of painting, I would have to say it is to paint in an energetic way, using gesture and spontaneity. I strive to create a surprise for my viewers--a more personal interpretation of what other very capable artists portray in their own works.
Basically seen in all my works, is a use of COLOR, MOVEMENT and DRAMA. I love to depict action, and many of my pieces will be water-oriented which has always mesmerized me in all forms.”