Andrea Guay’s paintings are reflections of her personality: spontaneous, contemplative and deliberate.
Her work is the study of an attempt to understand place. It reflects her feelings and experiences in a given location at a particular point in time, layered with both personal narrative and studied elements such as history, culture, and language.
She uses non-literal color to evoke an emotion or to reflect the history and culture of that specific environment. Structural devices in her work create visual barriers, forcing the eye to forge a path around them, and journey through the rest of the canvas. In this remaining space, she blends memory, imagination, history, and culture to create a multi-layered experience.
Andrea lives in coastal Newburyport, MA, with her family and miniature dachshund Rikki. Although a strong case of wanderlust fuels her curious nature, her obsession with place comes from relocating 30 times in nearly 50 years. While her travels take her far and wide, she is rooted in the Deep Ellum neighborhood in Dallas, TX, in a studio she maintains that she calls her creative home.
Andrea received a BA in architecture with a minor in economics from Wellesley College and completed the Two Cities Program: New York/Paris at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She was awarded Best in Show at the Visalia Taste the Arts Juried Competition in Visalia, CA, in 2011. She was the recipient of a Student Fellowship Award for the 1989 International Design Conference in Aspen: Italy the design of 999 Cities. In her free time, Andrea teaches art to all ages.
Selected Exhibitions include:
// Stylized Realism, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX
// The BIG & small exhibit, the Small Gallery, Dallas, TX
// Grit and Beauty, Goodrich Gallery, Dallas, TX
// Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
// Daily Paintings, Maison Kiki Gallery, Dallas, TX
// Juried Exhibition, Taste the Arts Festival, Visalia, CA
// Art Al Fresco, Sundstrom Studio, Elderwood, CA
// Kaweah Land Grant Invitational Show, Convention Center, Visalia, CA
// Finding My Place, solo exhibition, Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA
// Je ne sais quois, Sub Basement Studio, Baltimore, MD.