PSACustomCreations

Goldvein, Virginia | 404 Sales

PSACustomCreations

Goldvein, Virginia 404 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Pat Andrews

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I am spending the next couple of days at a blacksmith convention. I am hoping to learn and add some new techniques.

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I have been asked to be a featured artist at the Bay School Art Center in Mathews, VA
Set up this weekend near Washington DC at the Viva Vienna show
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I have been interested in art in almost every form since middle school. I still remember going to my grandparents’ house and my grandmother teaching me oil painting and then spending time with my grandfather as he taught me woodworking skills. This interest in the various forms of art has allowed me to explore different media such as ceramics, wood working, drawing and metal working.
As I became a parent, my goal was to encourage my children to develop the same appreciation for art in all its forms. I have watched my daughter learn how to play the piano as a child and later taught her how to forge a piece of metal into a Roman Legion spear for her college history class. I have also passed on my love for metal working to my son as he completed a sculpture inspired by Alexander Calder and made a rose out of a cookie tin. Teaching my children these skills allowed me to renew my love for art and inspired me to branch out artistically.
My goal is to have re-used or re-purposed 80% or more of all the materials in my pieces. I have learned to look at a piece of material and in addition to seeing it for what it was, seeing what it could become. I believe that is a primary goal of art. To teach us to look past the surface of not just a piece of art, a person or situation, and see not just who or what it is, but what they or it can become.

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  • Pat Andrews

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    I am a retired Army Engineer Diver that now works in Fredericksburg, VA. I tend to jump around from media to media as well as styles and types of art work. I I always seem to have more ideas than time to make them.

  • Donner

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    VP of taking breaks by running through the forest chasing squirrels and deer. He hasn't caught one yet, but that does not discourage him. He frequently responds to, "The cutest puppy in the world." or "Little Buddy".

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