Andreea Dumez is an artist, illustrator and pharmacist living in Portsmouth, on the beautiful seacoast of New Hampshire. Being an artist of Romanian origin, she blends her Eastern European introspective creativity with modern, eclectic techniques that liberate her artistic drive.
Her current creative undertakings are surreal art and illustrations that speak about nature, climate change and the relationship between us and our environment. Tapping into the surreal contradictions of our everyday climate changes, she is inspired by nature and motivated to paint about its beauty and challenges.
Her deep belief is that her message about the unique, yet vulnerable biodiversity will create awareness and shape our values and behavior in relation to our environment. Bringing this kind of art into every home is the ideal place to start the eco-awareness, and it will have lasting effects over generations. Art and nature literacy start with what we see in our own homes, as children, as teenagers, as adults.
Andreea always had a dual inclination: she loved liberal arts, such as painting and literature, but she also enjoyed hard sciences like algebra, chemistry and geometry. Somehow, that interest in art later fused with the geometry element, hence the colorful patterns that she uses either as a stand-alone design, or as accents in her nature-inspired wall art.
- Andreea was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, in a family of engineers with a passion for collecting art and even creating art themselves.
- She holds a BA in Fine Arts with a specialty in Painting, from the National University of Arts “UNARTE” in Bucharest. Later on she pursued Pharmacy, at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest. She considers herself a multidisciplinary character.
- Her initial projects stem from the classical painting upbringing and are enveloped in what she calls a “conceptual realism”, reflecting the relationship between ourselves and the objects that we encounter daily. Find out more about her previous projects HERE.
- Her ongoing preoccupation with NATURE and ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS is evident through her most important projects she is working on, the Nature-Inspired Art and the Climate Change Art.
Andreea’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Romania and the US, including juried shows at UForge Gallery in Boston and Touch Gallery in Cambridge, MA. She has worked on children’s books, she has illustrated love poetry books and she is a passionate advocate of combining both traditional media, like watercolor & inks, and digital media, through its various contemporary forms.