Originally trained as a graphic designer, i am drawn to simple, geometric compositions. My paintings often consist of elements such as squares, circles, ovals and hand or ruler drawn lines. My intention is to draw viewers in with a bold first impression and then hold their attention with the subtle intricacies found in texture and multiple layers.

I love to experiment with different tools, applications, paints and mediums. I spend a great deal of time thinking about color and draw references from nature and my surroundings. For the most part I begin my work without a clear idea of how it will look. It is the act of layering, scraping away and playing with color that unveils a welcome surprise. I influence the painting as much as the process influences me and eventually the finished piece reveals itself.

Andrea Shapiro

© 2013 Andrea Shapiro