Andrea Sawyer (b.1948) is at no loss of inspiration in her own backyard of Provincetown. Originally from Gorham, Maine, she is a self taught artist who has been actively involved in painting since childhood. Sawyer states: “My first impressionable moment with art was when I was young and saw Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Groundhog Day”. That painting made me realize that art really is a window of our own personal world.” She is best known for creating small, intimate paintings of Provincetown which capture the flavor and feel which the town is most recognized for. This is most often reflected in works of quiet street scenes bathed in artificial light, or when twilight casts it’s magic upon the town. She does not profess to be on any special journey with her art. Her paintings are rather a personal relationship which she has to time and place.
Commercial and Standish (oil on linen) 10 x 10