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When my son took over my position on the family lobster boat in 2006 he asked me what I would do if I could do anything at all. I told him I would paint. He said, “You are an artist.” I laughed. He assured me that if I would paint every day (even for free), indeed I was an artist. I began to pursue my art with a vengeance.
I sold a few dozen original paintings, about a dozen seaglass sculptures and a bunch of limited edition prints those first few years. I quit my summer waitressing job at Spinney's Restaurant on Popham Beach, Maine where I'd worked for 10 years, and in 2011 opened an art studio and gallery at the captain's barn in Phippsburg (where we met 35 years ago). We showcased the works of 50 new and upcoming artists in season 1. In 2012, 30 artists displayed their art at my barn gallery and we have almost 30 for 2013. One of my larger oil paintings is currently on display at the Phippsburg Historic Society for their Malaga Island, Maine exhibit and several of my works are currently hanging at Sebasco Harbor Resort at The Ledges.
How I Work
When I am creating art I am totally immersed in my project. Sometimes I know what I want to paint before I begin. At other times my paintings do not reveal themselves to me until somewhere in the process. These are made from memories and are my most favored and emotional works.
I paint en plein air or from reference photos (my own) for realistic art. I also love creating graphic art both abstract and realistic.
I am approaching 4,500 online followers. I tweet daily at twitter.com/andreabrand. and post on facebook at facebook.com/andreabrandart. I own and maintain the websites Phippsburg.info,, PophamBeachMe.com, . and MalagaIsland.com.
Where to Buy My Art
If you are interested in original art you may have seen that I've posted please send me an email and I'd be happy to let you know what I'm asking. Visit my online store (link above - there are hundreds of items) for my paintings, graphic art, and photographs reproduced on select items (many in limited editions). Also, please stop by The Barn. seasonally, if you are in the area. Chances are I'll be up there painting something if it's a pretty day. I usually have little smudge fire burning and it's beautiful up at the farm. Worth a visit even if you aren't in the market for art.
When people see my work, I want them to be interested enough to take a closer look, to feel the paint, to see their own vision within my art.