Little Earth Art Studio was named and inspired after my daughter. As a young single mother my daughter was my "Little Earth". I established my art studio right out of art school in early 2000. At first I followed my training in ceramics and sculpture. In 2010 I opened a public art studio to share my space, my equipment and training with the local community, specializing in youth instruction. I learned more from my students than I ever expected. My students of all ages inspired me push the boundaries and explore further, away from the well known. They taught me risk is good and possibilities are endless. My students inspired me to reverse my role as teacher back to student. I decided to switch my focus from my teaching studio to developing new bodies of work. I return to a role of learning to develop my own artistic voice, this time through painting and the beyond. I try never to limit myself I embrace the uncertainty and the fear, sometimes reluctantly. I seek bold options, pushing the relationship with color and shape, taking risks all along the way leaving the comfort zone far behind. I now travel with my artwork showing in galleries, art shows and mobile galleries. My newest adventure involves designing and building art in public places.
"In December of 2019 my wife and bought a pre construction condo. January 25th 2020 just a short while before the pandemic actually hit we went to an art show in downtown Boca Raton. We weren't looking for anything specific but we spotted Andrea's work and immediately fell in love with the look and feel. I told Andrea at that time that it would be a while but we wanted her art in our new condo. We kept in touch during the balance of the year . After hiring a designer my wife and I agreed that we would commission her to do several panels that would serve as the centerpiece to the design/color of our new home . Our designer agreed and worked with us to collaborate with Andrea and we went to work on the specific colors, sizes, and and design. These were just delivered last week and she hit the ball out of the park . JUST REALLY GORGEOUS. Andrea is not only a great artist with a real sense of design but a really nice person too who listened to our dreams/wishes and made them a reality. I HIGHLY recommend her for all the skills she possesses ."
I wanted you to know how much we love the custom artwork you designed for us. The whole process was incredibly delightful-and I appreciated your communication and personal service. It was terrific that you came out and helped us decide how to hang the picture to accentuate the design.
Every time I walk past your creation, I smile!
- Heidi Thirer