Pottyondy, Andrea

Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea Pottyondy presently resides in Nova Scotia. She studied art at the University of Southern California and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with professional artists in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Andrea is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and was the Atlantic Representative from 2009-2017, and a member of Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada (HuVAC) and Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS). She is an initiator of the Artspa artist group, and a docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Andrea’s artwork has been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank and has been featured in several print publications. Her art hangs in many private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and internationally.

Artist statement

Art is everywhere in my life, and I see potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life. My inspiration comes from my environment, travel and a compelling story or a line of poetry.

I create colourful layered landscapes, textured florals and abstract narratives using a variety mediums. These artworks may include collaged handmade papers and mysterious found objects. My objective is to convey the human condition in all its beauty and imperfection, elevating the ordinary into something notable that engages the viewer.

I have always wanted to share my passion for art and I hope to bring a smile to the lips, and even better, to stir some emotion deep within and make the viewer wonder.

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