Rochelle Andrews | BIO < back to artists

Education

Bachelor of Design Degree, Illustration Major

at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (1996)

 

Solo Exhibitions

‘Flora’ Exhibition, Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington (2012)

‘The Scent of Success’ Exhibition, Terrace Downs Resort, Canterbury (2011)

‘Exhibition of New works by Rochelle Andrews’, Dubai, UAE (2008)

‘Romance’ Exhibition, Pond Gallery, Clapham Old Town, London (2006)

‘New Works by Rochelle Andrews’, Pond Gallery, Clapham Old Town, London (2005)

‘Retro’ Exhibition, Café Villa, Wellington (2001)

‘Floral’ Exhibition, Luxford Interiors, Wellington (1999)

‘Natures Own’ Exhibition, Fords Café, Wellington (1999)

‘Out of the Fields’ Exhibition, Art Debonair Gallery, Wellington (1999)

‘Floral Works’ Exhibition, Inhabit Designstore, Wellington (1998)

 

Group Exhibitions

‘An Artists Garden’ Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington (2009)

Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea, London (2005)

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (2004, 2005, 2006)

Lake Taupo Open Art Awards, Taupo (2003)

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Various Exhibitions (2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001)

‘Invited Artists’ Exhibition at Woodhouse Hill Gallery, Thorndon, Wellington (2001)

 

Awards

2nd Place winner of the Peoples Choice Award, Lake Taupo Open Art Awards (2003)

 

Gifted Paintings

TLC Orphanage Art Auction (2008)

Church Art Auction, London (2005)

Leprosy in India Art Auction (2003)

Soul Purpose Charity Art Auction (2002, 2001)

 

Statement

It has been over 15 years since I first became a professional artist after graduating from my Illustration Degree. Creative Arts has long run in my family as my great, great Uncle James Brown was NZ’s first real political cartoonist from 1852 and my passion for painting was largely influenced by my Father with his own talent for oil painting and Aviation Art.

                 

“Rochelle creates ’larger than life’ flower paintings accentuating the beauty of flowers in close-up. Her work never fails to capture the colour and depth of her subject matter, sometimes bold, sometimes delicate and always beautiful. These calm and thought-provoking canvases are a delight and the talent that she shows capturing her subject is quite extraordinary.

 -Linda Sell, Gallery Director, Pond Gallery, London

 

I have undertaken many commissioned pieces and my work can be found in many private/corporate collections within the US, UK, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Japan and Singapore.