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- Artist Bio
Flirt the Jack Russell Dog
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
Flirt lived on a farm where I went horse riding as a child. Brilliant at digging holes, I played with her every day after school, and on Saturdays.
As a child one of Andrea Humphries earliest memories is of being in her neighbour’s vegetable patch, shoulder high in huge rhubarb plants. ‘I loved it there, playing in the mud between leafy plants and neat, ordered rows of seedlings. That sense of happiness and inspiration I get when being in a garden has remained throughout my life. I remember doing handstands when I was seven on the front lawn next to my mother’s hydrangea shrubs. There was a beautiful dark red peony bush outside the window and our garden was divided from our neighbours by a little wood of silver birch trees. Whenever I go into the garden or an outdoor space I draw, and that feeds into my work. I spent two weeks painting on an allotment as a student. For another college reportage project, I chose to draw my landlady’s Victorian terraced garden. I now have a garden of my own to inspire me’. Andrea Humphries graduated from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, with a BA Honours Degree in Illustration. She then went on to gain a PGCE from Oxford University. Andrea lives, paints and teaches Art in London.
Size: H:40 cm x W:40 cm