"Creating dreamy visions of hidden places, connecting us to the world and each other."
"Andie Paradis Freeman’s work engages traditional realism and contemporary abstraction to evoke a space in time that is frozen and dreamlike."
The subjects of my paintings are cherished and natural objects hanging and moving in a fantastical setting as if the viewer just missed meeting the users. Still life is used as a tool for narrative, giving a glimpse of a life lived by using artifacts of daily life combined with the richness of nature. We live in a disposable world that makes us critical of ourselves, and others, as we reach for the next object to fill the void of human interaction. In this time of rapidly changing lifestyles of modern communities, the art reflects the importance to explore what it means to be human and what mark we leave for current and future generations through daily rituals and interaction with nature.
Andie Freeman (b. 1971) earned her BFA from College of Charleston with an emphasis on painting and life drawing. She continued her education at Miami Ad School @Portfolio Center, in Atlanta where she studied graphic design. Her work can be found in public and private collections, including those of the City of Raleigh, the Museum of Hilton Head, and the publication, Richeson 75 Small Works 2016. Andie Freeman is a 2019 Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program and she is a studio member at Artspace where she creates at her paintings in Raleigh, NC. Freeman is represented by City Art in Greeenville, NC and Camellia Art in Hilton Head, SC. Andie is currently the Artist in Residence at the Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head. Learn more about that project at lowcountrysoil.com.