SPACE ART

The very first time I saw pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope it literally took my breath away.  I couldn’t believe the beauty “out there” – that the dark sky I see every night is actually filled with color and splendor beyond my wildest imagination!  It never crossed my mind that one day I’d be creating paintings which capture the intensity and grandeur.  I love painting the Cosmos!  And as I paint, I sense that Something larger is painting with and through me, helping me show others the order, harmony, and beauty surrounding us.

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Cosmopolitan by O”Donnell

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In a Galaxy Far Away

Like Mother, Like Daughter Andrea Zakrzewski brings wildflowers into the next generation

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Magazine Interview in Uptown Magazine about andreazfloralfashion

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Andrea J. Zakrzewski has been surrounded by art since childhood. Her mother, Andrea de Kerpely-Zak — a Hungarian artist with a flair for painting wildflowers — is her inspiration.

Just before Kerpely-Zak left Hungary, she picked a bouquet of wildflowers and painted them, symbolizing freedom and healing. Zakrzewski has based her career as an artist off of her mother’s creation.

“My mother has mentored and shaped me as a fine artist, and I hope to leave a legacy of her art in my works,”  Zakrzewski says.

In 2004, the duo opened Gallery Andrea in the heart of the Arts District.

Their artwork is available on canvas and, more recently, on clothes. Last year, Zakrzewski launched her wearable art line, Floral Fashion (www.andreazfloralfashion.com). The collection allows patrons to don Zakrzewski and her mother’s vibrant wildflowers on skirts, leggings, dresses, purses and scarves.

“I wanted people to be able to wear our ‘healing flowers’ and spread joy to others they encounter,” she explains.

In addition to your mother, what other artists inspire you? I am also a huge fan of all the impressionists, including [Claude] Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Have you always been passionate about fashion? I have been interested in fashion since I was exposed to it as a model and pageant contestant. My love of painting goes hand-in-hand with fashion. What do you love most about living in the Valley of the Sun? The beautiful scenery, including the sunsets and gorgeous mountains that I love to hike. We have such beautiful wildflowers, which I love to paint plein air (outdoors).

By Elizabeth Liberatore
Photo by Mark Morgan

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Acrylic by Patrick

Shalome Patrick  is an  artist who loves to express herself on canvas with perplexing images and tell a story! She invites the viewer to take a look and try to figure out what the imagery in the painting represents. Patrick has shown her works internationally and brings a worldly perspective to her art. Her most recent works captures her impressions and will dazzle your imagination!

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Acrylic by Shalome

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Acrylic by shalome

see her event on eventbrite ,  azcentral.com and scottsdaleindependent

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Gallery Andrea announces September art exhibit openings | Scottsdale Independent

Ballerina Art

Ballerina art captured by artist Julee du Plessis. Her work is captured in a loose impressionistic style…she likes to capture an expression or movement. Read more on azcentral.com

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Oil by Julee du Plessis

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oil by Julee du Plessis

Tips on Buying your First Painting

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Ballet Oil by Julee

1. Figure out what style you are attracted to.

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Oil by Laura Thurbon

2. Determine what you’re buying: Are you buying something that you love and you want purely because you think it’s great? Or are you buying something that you love but you secretly want to be an investment? There are different types of purchases in the art world.

 

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Acrylic by Shalom Patrick

3. Set a budget. In your mind you really need to set a budget in terms of what you can afford,

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Acrylic by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak

5. Understand that size does matter. You want to be sure that this [work] fits in your apartment or home.

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Abstract Show

Gallery Andrea presents an Abstract show this summer, highlighting  Laura Thurbon

Check out the article featured in AZFootillsMagazine

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Acrylic by Thurbon

Tips for Art Buyers

Once you buy some original artwork you want to make sure you keep the documentation about the value. Gallery Andrea is here to help you with all your questions about buying artwork, selecting and keeping records for the future.

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Watercolor by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak

We also provide art interior design services call us today 480 481 2530 or visit us online artandrea.com

How to Hang Art

Before you start hanging your new art I have some tips on how to approach hanging them:

Tip 1) Make sure the artwork is big enough for the space, art that is too small will create an effect like the art is getting lost on the wall.

Tip 2) Hang the Art at Eye Level Consider the space you need to fill (from above a credenza to the ceiling) then place it 6 – 8″ above the piece of furniture.

Contact Gallery Andrea for more art interior design services about how to hang artwork we consult via skype or facetime and

Read this article in stylebyemily for more tips.

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Abstract art in scottsdale by artist Laura Thurbon

Floral fashion featured on azfamily.com ch 3

Packing for your next vacation

See our Floral Fashion artsyandreaz floral fashion featured as clothing to wear on your next vacation.

You’ll see a custom made dress, skirt and leggings. View more on azfamily.com 

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Custom made floral fashion dress perfect for your summer wardrobe

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8 Must-Read Tips Before Buying Art for Your Living Room

Read this article for tips on hanging art in your living room in the huffingtonpost

1. “Buy what you love. Fine art should never be a ‘maybe’ and should thrill you every single day.”

2. “Consider a contemporary piece for a traditional space and vice versa. It shakes it up and adds visual interest.”

3. “Don’t try to match your art to the room. Instead, contrast and complement the space with art so it works with the room and doesn’t get lost.”

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by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak

4. “Do splurge on quality custom framing, museum glass and fabric mats. You’ll be glad you did, as it will elevate the art in all cases.”

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Oil by Collin Fry