Andrea Carew-Reid is an artist living and working in the South West of Western Australia. Having always lived and loved the creative arts Andrea took up studying Certificate IV in Visual Arts at Perth Central TAFE. After graduating she went on to complete a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Edith Cowan University. Since graduating she spent time developing a wider understanding of the art's industry, working on individual and collaborative projects and teaching art to children and adults.
Andrea often works in a variety mediums but her signature style can be recognised in her intricate illustrative pieces.
' Often my art consists of bold, bright colour, pattern and repetition. I enjoy how these elements, when used together, can transform any inanimate object into an ornate piece of art, providing the viewer with a different perspective of the subject matter. I take my inspiration from a number of things, such as my love for cultural art and tribal design and my love for animals and nature.'
So why 'Reid and Crew'? Those that have a hyphenated surname will understand that it comes with its inconveniences, complex spelling, twisted tounges and phone operators who start talking before you have started to spell the second 'half'. Reid and Crew is a little play on all of this.
Stay tuned with Andrea's latest news and exhibition dates by following her Facebook page: artbyandreacr or her instagram page: @reidandcrew
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I was lucky enough to speak to the lovely @sarsparilla_today - a fellow Australian Artist.
Sara is from Sydney and has worked in the Fashion Industry for 10+ years. She studied fashion at the Whitehouse Institute & built the majority of her career in design & development for apparel brands such as Marcs.
Here is what she had to say about the piece above:
This piece was inspired by the iconic fashion model & blogger Coco Rocha @cocorocha
She is not only an incredible talent, but an admirable activist & charity campaigner. For this multimedia piece, I used a combination of watercolour, ink, pencil & graphite. I was inspired by 1940's styling & textures used in the shoot which a drew reference from, but more than that, her eyes really spoke to me, and I tried to capture that in this work. Coco was actually kind enough to notice the piece after I completed it, and honoured me by featuring it on her own Instagram account, alongside the work of 3 other talented artists who had created portraits if her.
In the last year or so Sara decided to change direction & dedicate herself solely to fashion & beauty illustration. She says this change in her career has been incredibly rewarding.
You can also find Sara on Instagram & Facebook (Sara Gilbert Illustration)