Andrea Facussé

Expressionist Artist

 
 
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton
 
 

Life

I have been drawing and painting for most of my life. At first, art was just a hobby, however as time went by, painting became more of a connection to my soul. The canvas and I are one, and so each painting tells a story. My painting lessons began in 2010 with Geula Zylberman, and from then on, I continuously take art lessons from different artists because I believe you can learn different lessons and techniques from each. As humans we continue evolving and so does my art.

In 2014, I studied two semesters of Acrylic Art with artist Carla Golembe (CarlaGolembe.com) and participated in two student expos in collaboration with the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and Sugar Sand Park Gallery. Since 2010, I have studied Art Theory, Art Technique, and Art Composition with Geula Zylberman (GeulaZylberman.com). In 2006, I obtained a minor in Art Studio with a focus on Human Figure Drawing from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Art

Art to me is the connection to the outside world. Through art I express my thoughts, emotions, and dreams for others to connect with. Art is showing your vulnerable side. You are vulnerable to others’ interpretations of you, and being vulnerable and raw is my definition of living a joyful, loving, and whole-hearted life.

The colors I use appear in my dreams and the stories told on the canvas are interpretations of memories and feelings. As I begin to paint my head fills with so many images, I go with my feelings and let the brush take control. As I create lines and motion on the canvas the images come alive and ask me to color them in. I paint what I see, what I feel, and I follow my heart. It doesn’t matter how much I plan a painting, in the end, the result will always differ for me. I paint the unexpected, therefore I call it “unexpected muse.