Andrea Sheasby
Artist/
Painter

Andrea Sheasby

Painter

Bio

I am an emerging visual artist currently exploring human and tree being in acrylic paint.
I also write about a range of topics (fiction and non-fiction), and write, advocate and consult in relation to the de-stigmatization of mental health issues.
My passion lies at the intersection of art and mental health, and is borne of lived experience; I retired from my ascendant career as a corporate lawyer in early 2021 following a suicide attempt and its trying aftermath. While hospitalized in the psychiatric ward, I picked up the free markers and started drawing, rekindling a long-extinguished childhood spark. Art has since been a constant and central anchor in my recovery from chronic depression and anxiety. It has given me a new way to relate to the natural world and to navigate my emotions within it. It has provided a natural expressive habitat when I had so many complicated, conflicting things happening in my emotional life. Through these therapeutic explorations I have also been undergoing a parallel process of actualization as an emerging visual artist.
I am settled in and inspired by the gorgeous North Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada with my two two young girls (treasures I have the pleasure of raising with my best friend and now platonic life partner), our cat and dog, and way too many plants. Outside of art, I am an avid cyclist, skier, yogi, cook, plant lady, sommelier, lover of books and the outdoors, budding astrologer, and newly out gay woman. I was born and mostly raised in Montreal and have also lived in Memphis, TN, the suburbs of Chicago, IL, Ithaca, NY, Marseille and Paris, France, and Vancouver, BC.

Artworks