Andrea T. Kemp Biography
"Painting had its way of creeping into my life. I do not know how or why, but I am so fortunate it did. Though it is a large part of who I am, its meaning is ever changing. My journey as a painter takes me to new places that end up either, presenting unique ideas and challenges, or paralleling other events in my life. Painting in itself is a teacher that if we pay attention to, we learn from and grow from, not only as an artist but also to be a better person. Its possibilities are boundless and the adventure of painting presents numerous challenges. It's not always easy to meet those challenges."
"A famous woman writer, who I cannot recall, describes the experience of having a great idea and the desperate need to capture it by comparing it to a train and how you can hear it approaching, which sends you into a fury preparing yourself for when it passes by so that you might capture its power and greatness, for when it is gone, it may be gone forever. Though writing and painting may be two different mediums of communication, I still could very much relate to this metaphor."
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