Andrea van Voorst van Beest

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Artist Statement

These drypoint images were printed from acid free foamcore plates which have a matte surface enabling them to absorb more ink. An acrylic medium was used to stop out the areas which needed to be lighter or white and an exacto knife was used to cut the lines into the plates. Layers were then peeled away to achieve intense darks. Inking and wiping the plates completed the process before printing. This method works well to create a variety of rich tonal values.

Brief Bio

Andrea, a painter and print-maker, lives and works in Pownal, ME and has been a member of the Peregrine Press since 2004. Recent exhibits in Maine include the Addison Woolley Group Show at 3 Fish Gallery in Portland, the Engine in Biddeford, the Yarmouth Art Gallery and the Patricia Ladd Carrega Gallery in Center Sandwich, NH. She has also shown at the UNE Art Gallery, The Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library, Rose Contemporary, the Saco Museum, the Reed Gallery at USM, Presque Isle and the Aucocisco among others. Her work is in private collections in the US, the Netherlands and France and is also in the collection of the Portland Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, the University of New England Art Gallery, the New York Public Library, The Farnsworth Museum, Colby College and Bates College.