Original Artwork by Andrea Robinson
Welcome to my gallery! Here you will find my collections that I hope will inspire and connect with you. Quality is very important to me, so whether it is an original painting or a giclee print, all are produced using acid free and high quality papers, canvases and inks that will last and stay true for years to come. Thank you for visiting my on-line gallery. Andrea
I'm excited to share with you that I am a member of Manhattan Arts International Artists Showcase Gallery.
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the gallery is currently showing one work of art from Artist members that they felt represented the meaning of “New Beginnings” linked here: https://manhattanarts.com/new-beginnings-by-artist-members/?fbclid=IwAR2eil06uSdZgLjrAxTzofcVPr7Th2vsFOAYivlEZCTeyJ_Ezj1sWZ7GBUs
They have also published a number of articles you may be interested in which can be found on their website. The latest article can be found on the link below:
My name is Andrea and I am an environmental artist living in New Zealand.
Creating artwork is as important to me as the air that I breathe. It is the language I use to tell my story, to connect viewers with nature, and to explore the relationship between nature and the human world.
My aim is two-pronged: to celebrate nature; and to raise awareness of behaviours that have a negative impact on society and our environment.
For me, my messages are more important than using the same approach to my work, and therefore I use a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles to get my message across. Some of my artworks are based on what I see in the natural environment, and some are from my imagination – this way I can create worlds of beauty and activism, which I hope will create cultural conversations on environmental impacts and solutions. It is also important to me to celebrate nature, so I paint worlds of beauty to inspire uplift viewers and give a feeling of hope and joy.
I support a number of causes to help nature and our environment. I donate money from my full time job as well as from some of my artworks. Click on my original artworks to see which groups my money assists.
As an environmental artist my aim is to work in harmony with the natural environment as much as I can. I only use good quality materials, as good brushes can be used repetitively whereas cheap brushes are generally thrown out after a few uses. I use thick canvases and papers, and museum grade paints - as these last anywhere from 75 – 200 years which is more sustainable than using thin canvases and prints that disintegrate or fade after a short time and are designed to be thrown out. I also use Schmincke medium gel with my oil paints as it allows me to wash out my brushes in water. In this throw-away society I think it is important that our choices are sustainable both in how we work and what we purchase. I’m still looking for a solution to bubble wrap for packaging, so let me know if you have a better option.
If you are interested in purchasing an artwork, you can do this directly through my website, or you can find my work in a number of galleries.
Thank you for supporting me!