Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolour
Andrea Oatway, born and raised in Ottawa, is a contemporary, visual artist working in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. She has always had a passion for art in various forms and been drawn to the strong, bold colours found in semi-abstract / non-representational work.
After raising her family and retiring from a successful 27 year career in corporate management, she was able to return to her love of art.
Andrea has taken workshops in abstraction (Lila Lewis Irving, 2014) and studied under the guidance and mentorship of Ann Gruchy in Kars, Ontario. She has spent the last six years learning the techniques of watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. She is often inspired to begin with a musical or floral theme, focusing on the colour and emotion of the moment.
She is a juried member and active participant of the DISCOVERY TOUR (North Gower/Kars) as well as an active member of the Manotick Art Association having exhibited her work at the MAA “Inspirations” Show and the SPLASH GALLERY.
Her art shows how her fascination with bold, bright and strong colours and her finished work is a reflection of this love and admiration she has for her passion.