Artist Profile: Andrea Pratt

As a painter I have explored various styles, subject matter and mediums, but the natural world has always been my primary inspiration. My art practice is, broadly speaking, an investigation of the western Canadian landscape, but I am also fascinated by exploring natural symbolism and themes using ‘primitive’ motifs and patterns that I have developed and experimented with for years. Recently I have returned to my abstract ‘roots’ – where I started when I was working towards my BFA in Visual Art from the University of Victoria.

I am a recent addition to the thriving arts and education communities here on the Sunshine Coast and just recently moved into my newly-completed studio. I am inspired by the BuyArtFeedKids project and look forward to being involved. Please visit my website at andreapratt.com

GARDEN 16″x16″ $580

GARDEN   16″x16″   $580

Grass, trees, seeds, flowers — a celebration of the life cycle of the garden.
Acrylic on canvas.

JUNGLE 24″x24″ $1010

JUNGLE    24″x24″   $1010

A celebration of the density and complexity of the jungle environment.
Acrylic on canvas.

CULTIVATION 48″x48″ $2595

CULTIVATION   48″x48″    $2595

This painting combines pre-Columbian motifs, personal imagery and patterns that explore different elements of farming in an arid environment.
Acrylic on canvas.

BLOOM 36″x36″ $1730

BLOOM   36″x36″   $1730

This painting combines ancient motifs, patterns, and imagery that illustrates the life of the flower, including the elements of the weather, seeds and earth.
Acrylic on canvas.

FLUTTERFLY 24″x24″ $1010

FLUTTERFLY    24″x24″    $1010

It's summer, let's party!
Acrylic and collage on canvas.

FLOATING FREE 24″x24″ $1010

FLOATING FREE   24″x24″    $1010

Dragonflies as joyful dancers.
Acrylic and collage on canvas.

SALMON SPIRIT 36″x36″ $1730

SALMON SPIRIT    36″x36″    $1730

Created for the exhibition ‘Capturing the Canadian Spirit’ on Granville Island during the 2010 Olympics, this mixed-media piece explores the spirit and significance of the salmon in our west coast Canadian culture.
Acrylic and collage on canvas.

THE BURNISHED GOLD FISH 20″x16″ $650

THE BURNISHED GOLD FISH   20″x16″    $650

Acrylic paint, stencilled and block printed patterns and lace combine to create an homage to the sea. The title comes from Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'. Winner of the Peggy and Harry Evans Award, Federation of Canadian Artists.
Mixed media on canvas.