In her own words.
"I recently moved back to Kingston after several
years on the West Coast. Since returning to Kingston,
I have been able to pursue painting in addition to teaching
violin and working towards a teaching degree.
During my time in Vancouver, I went to school at Simon
Fraser University and took part in many new music productions.
I worked with student composers, film-makers, and a
wide range of musicians.
Though I did not have any formal art training, I was
part of a very creative group of people and had performances
or other projects on the go almost continuously. I also
attended life-drawing sessions and was part of several
community art projects in my neighbourhood.
I met my partner Martin while I was in Vancouver and
when we moved to Kingston together I was able to have
several months to myself to work on painting. I thank
him for the gift of that time.
My studies in Kingston at QECVI in the Creative Arts
County Program set an excellent foundation for me. Through
the program I was able to experiment with a wide variety
of media and techniques, including still-life, anatomy,
drawing and painting, textile-arts, paper-making, and
mural painting. The program also included several exhibits
where my art was shown publicly for the first time.
The program is unique in Ontario and I believe it is
a great asset to the community.
This spring I will be returning to QECVI to teach as
part of a three-week practicum in the Creative Arts
Local painter Andréa
Dodwell works from her home in Kingston, Ontario. Andréa
was born in 1976. She completed the QECVI Creative Arts
County Program in 1994 and received a B.A. in Art &
Culture Studies from Simon Fraser University in 2000.
She is currently pursuing a B.Ed. at Queen's University.
Andréa's paintings are in private collections
locally and across North America.
Recently, Andréa has exhibited in Kingston at
the Centre culturel Frontenac, The Gallery Café,
The Studio at Queen's, and the Towne Crier News Café.
She has exhibited for the past two years at the annual
Kingston Women's Art Festival. Andréa has upcoming
exhibits at the Springer Lounge in the Grand Theatre
(April 2004) and at the Kingston Public Library (September
Andréa is a member of the Kingston Artist's Association,
the Kingston Arts Council, and the EBSQ online artists'
Andréa Dodwell [email protected] Ph/fax:
(613) 531 4449
405-700 Sir J A MacDonald Blvd Kingston, Ontario K7M