Welcome to Strongsoutherly, an Art Studio in the Southern Highlands

My name is Andrea Hamann. I am an artist based in Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I  relocated to Moss Vale after spending the last 15 years in Tropical places. I work mainly in Acrylic on Canvas or board, but also in Mixed Media on Paper. My subject matter varies, however is generally inspired by the natural world around me, often with a botanical focus and more recently an obsession with birds, bower bird bowers and nests. Tropical landscapes have dominated the feel of the work for the past few years, however now that I am in the highlands, the earthier tones and different forms are creeping in.  As the  bower paintings have developed, so has a renewed interest in cultural histories and cultural ephemera and my own personal archaeology.