I am Andrea Baumert Howard, an artist living and working in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
My art comes from a physical need to create. I have always loved drawing and doing crafty projects which usually ended up as gifts for friends and family or decorating my home.
It is has helped me out of some dark times in the past and has been a way of meditating for me.
I began treating my art more seriously towards the end of 2010 when a friend asked me to illustrate a childrens book for the charity Local Adoption Support Group. “Run Like the Wind – how Brik found his family” has had a second print run and really showed me that this was something I could make a go of.
Since 2010 I have exhibited extensively both locally in Ipswich and in Brisbane. I have won several awards and have had 2 solo exhibitions to date.
My style is still evolving and I enjoy using different medims – different images work better in certain mediums. My children are my biggest influence and whimsy is a strong theme.
I am currently working mainly in the pointillist style and dabble in some jewellery making.
I prefer to do Art Before Housework.