Andréa Veiga

Andréa Veiga

About

Andréa was born in Brazil but since the late seventies lives between England and France.

Andréa has been painting landscapes and portraits for more then 25 years, in the US, Brazil and the UK. The artist attended classes at The Royal Academy of Art for three years, specialising in portraiture, and more recently acquired a degree with honours in History of Art.

Over the years Andréa has had a series of successful solo and group exhibitions in England. The last solo exhibition was devoted to images of childhood, and many of these pictures can be seen in Gallery.

Andréa uses classical oil painting techniques in her portrait paintings that generate a notable clarity, although it is not just how people look but the character of her subjects that she strives to capture in her paintings. Andréa believes it is about creating a common ground of trust – listening and watching body language and movements that help her to know her model. “In portraiture I try to communicate some of the inner aspects of the sitter to the viewer. My aim is to handle with sensitivity the silent communication between sitter and painter and extract qualities I think will make a good portrait. To capture the individuality, personality and presence of a person is my main interest in painting a portrait.”

‘Andréa made the whole thing so much fun, and my initial fears were soon dispelled. I love the result – Andréa understands what makes people tick, and I think it is this that makes her such a wonderful artist.’

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