Medium of Choice: Oil
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From the age of six, music was the overwhelming focus of Andrew Cadima's early life, studying performance on the piano, violin, and guitar. He received the Agnes Albert Scholarship to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he would eventually earn bachelor and master's degrees in composition. After enjoying a professional career conducting and writing music for musicians and ensembles all over the world, Andrew acted on the sudden and somewhat mysterious urge to throw himself entirely into painting.
With just about zero experience in oils, or any other medium for that matter, he began to discover a new and creative approach to painting that he now shares with a dedicated and ever-growing following. He is committed to, not only producing an important body of work, but also to sharing his experience and technique with those eager to express themselves through art.
Andrew's work began with a strong focus on portraiture and human expression but now covers many varied subjects, from solemn still lifes to surrealistic visions of speculative histories. Today, he paints with the view that everything is fundamentally the same and understanding the simple physical interactions of light and surface are the keys to creating and representing any world you want.