The art of being a pet
Artist Rachel DiAndrea's love for animals is immediately apparent in her colorful, engaging portraits of dogs, horses and even pigs. Particularly passionate about dogs, DiAndrea has established herself as a premier national canine illustrator.
What sets her apart from other canine artists is her ability to capture not only the breed, but the heart and soul of each beloved family pet. As a dog owner and lover herself, her enthusiasm and passion for her subjects is visible in each animal's distinctive personality.
A cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BFA in communication design, DiAndrea is the recipient of national awards and recognition for her distinctive animal portraits in the varied mediums of French Pastel, Watercolor, and Pen and Ink.
She is also the author and illustrator of The Art of Being a Pet, a collection of rhyming, whimsical portraits that bring the featured pets to life, reminding us why they are so dear to us. DiAndrea's first book, its vibrancy and style dance with color and energy.
DiAndrea's work will be on display throughout the month of March in the Gallery.