|Andrea in her studio, working on Aquabord|
Andrea Pramuk is the marketing director for Ampersand, and many of you may know her via our social networks, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Or, you may have met Andrea when you've called Ampersand to ask questions about the boards, about advertising, about workshops or just wanting to share your art. She wears many hats, both with Ampersand and on her own as a full time working artist. Since Ampersand is a young company with a smaller staff, many people play a lot of roles. Andrea has been with Ampersand now for 16 years, moving into the marketing director and graphic designer role straight from graduate school.
|Call me Baby, alcohol ink, wax paper image transfer on Claybord|
Her career is blossoming, as Andrea regularly sells and shows her work around the country,
developing her style both with the mediums she is using and with where her art takes her. Earlier works see Andrea's skill as a figurative painter, tapping into oils and acrylics. The most recent abstract works are watercolors, alcohol inks, oils and a range of mixed media. In her profession at Ampersand, Andrea comes across many art materials and hones her own practice based on testing and trying new products and gathers inspiration™ from other artists along the way. But even in the midst of all the materials she could try, Andrea chooses Claybord™, Aquabord™ and Encausticbord™ for most of her work because each is so well suited to mixed media and experimentation. She says “I never worry about the surfaces getting overworked or damaged with my heavy handed treatments and unorthodox use of materials. It’s also important to me that I use the most archival materials and practices for my art.”
|Resonance, alcohol inks on Claybord|
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