With her paintings, Andie Freeman strives to draw viewers into a meditative moment. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at several North Carolina hospitals, and following one such show, viewers told her that it brought them great joy in the midst of a very stressful environment. Andie has been juried into a prestigious working studio in Raleigh, which allows her to interact with the public five days a week.
“Visitors to my studio have said, ‘It must be so nice to just play all day,’ or ‘How do you get to afford to do this?’―as if it is a hobby. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to be a full-time artist and the value that my work provides … My work appeals to successful business professionals who are creating a home or office that they need to be a sanctuary. I want to bring tranquility and nostalgia into the viewer’s world.”