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Andrea WilsonPrintmaking

Andrea Wilson

Friends of Arrowmont  ·  Local Artist

“I joke about channeling my obsessive-compulsive personality traits into art, but it’s true I love the all the details and that’s okay. For thirty years I worked as a secretary/bookkeeper. Now I’m a gallery owner and full-time printmaker and painter. Whether it’s the subtle colors and individual parts of flowers, the bug-eaten decay of fall leaves, the complex symmetry of butterflies or the intimate views of our landscape — I want to capture all of it. By embracing the details and frequently the imperfections of nature, my work offers a unique, creative perspective. I primarily focus on the region where I live in the Emert’s Cove area of Pittman Center, Tennessee — just on the edge of the Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My studio is full of treasures collected from the forest and river near my home. Lichens, nutshells, rocks, seeds, mossy sticks, and flowers–this reference material all goes into the gestation of my paintings and etchings. The variety and intensity of color in a dying leaf or the graceful line of a stem, the personality of a dancing blossom —  these are nature’s gifts that are all worthy of recording. I work primarily in copperplate etching and watercolor on paper or vellum (calfskin), but I also do mixed media work in mordant gilding of gold and/or silver leaf and India ink, and oil-based monotypes embellished with pastels.”

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