Andrea Howson is an acrylic artist living and working in Belwood, Ontario. She attended Sheridan College, in Oakville, ON, where she studied and completed a Fine Arts program with Honours. Initially concentrating on the human form, her focus gradually shifted towards wildlife art.
Her work celebrates bright bold colours, emphasizing contrast and asymmetry in nature. Although she is diverse in her subject matter, her current focus is on farm life, stemming from her appreciation, fascination, and love of animals. She strives to give each of her four-legged or winged subjects a personality the viewer can connect with. With influences of Van Gogh, Matisse, and Chagall, her style of artwork is naturally fluid, dynamic, and often intensely colourful. Her paintings show movement, rhythm, and energy, and above all, bring the artist’s imagination to life on the canvas.
Howson has participated in a variety of shows and exhibitions throughout Ontario; her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across Canada, Europe, and Japan.