about artist

Andrea McArdle is an artist based in Austin, Texas.   Her works are mostly large-scale, acrylic paintings of people.    She relishes capturing the truths and insecurities in her subjects.  Andrea prefers to paint with a big brush, keeping the strokes large and loose, letting paint be paint.  She draws inspiration from artists like Simon Birch, Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville.
Andrea began her education at University of Houston as a Painting major in 2002.  After taking a break from school, she finished her degree at Texas State University in 2011.