The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Andrew Comeau – Andover
Learn more: @apcomeau_
Creative Practice: As an emerging artist and art educator, my work has fluctuated in style and medium over the past two years. The major focus of my practice is to explore new mediums, techniques, and ideas to inspire myself as well as my students. In the past, I had created large bodies of work, but in the past two years, I have allowed myself more freedom within my practice to make things that are completely divergent in style and medium. I have explored new mediums such as watercolor, digital drawing, and mixed media. Learning about new mediums, practicing new techniques, and playing around with my ideas has opened many new doors for me within my practice. Being more open in my practice has allowed to take risks, explore the unknown, and be content when things do not work out and find another solution. In return, this has provided great insight to being an art educator and has allowed me to reach many more students than when I began teaching.
Artist Statement: As an emerging artist and art educator, my work has fluctuated in style and medium over the years. My work reflects my curiosity to explore a variety of ideas, techniques, and mediums to to tell my story through art, and in return, this exploration enables me to share these skills with my students to inspire them and help them become confident artists.
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