KaylaAndrusArt

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Last updated on Jul 1, 2021

Hello there!
Welcome to my Etsy store.

You can continue to find my work online at
www.kaylaandrusart.com

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Kayla Andrus

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About KaylaAndrusArt

Sales 410
On Etsy since 2018

About the Artist:

I’ve always known in my heart that I wanted to be an artist. My grandma would encourage me to draw from a very early age, however, I really started to pick up my love for art when I was in high school. I would spend hours upon hours every week drawing, taking photographs and sketching out new projects. That’s all thanks to my amazing art teacher Mrs. Julie Thomas; without her, there’s no way that I would’ve taken the path that I’m currently on. She really helped me realize what I was capable of accomplishing.

Once I graduated high school, I went to college and decided that I wanted to go to school for art. I studied under amazing artists at OSU and was privileged enough to work with nude models and learn how to draw from life. However, I felt as though it would be impossible to be a successful artist who was capable of supporting herself in this trade. I realized how hard it was to sell work and that scared me so badly that I changed my major to art history. As an art history major, I focused on Italian Renaissance art as well as Contemporary American art. I thought I wanted to be a curator for the rest of my life and dropped drawing entirely. I began to spend multiple hours writing about other artists work and their accomplishments. I would then go on to curate two art shows with some help from my amazing girlfriend Hope Bailey and a small team of other art history students. I would attend museum and gallery openings to hear the artists speak about their work in person and it wasn’t until my senior year in college when I realized that what I was doing was insanely backwards.

I took a huge leap of “Let’s just try this and see if it works out” and dropped out of college, leaving my art history education to rot in the dust. I started drawing again and really focusing on MY art. Now I’m here, creating art because that’s what I want to do and I don’t need a fancy piece of paper to tell me that I’m qualified enough to do it. I look forward to focusing on my creative process everyday, I find that I’m growing faster as an artist on my own then I ever did in school. I see my work from just a few months ago and it shocks me to see how different and how much better my work has become. If you want something in your life bad enough, you can always find ways to make it happen.

I thank you for being one of the people that support me as you are here reading about my art story.

02.17.2020
Kayla Andrus

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    Canada

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