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About Andrea Salas

Andrea Salas, Dutch-based Ecuadorian Artist

Andrea Salas (1988) is an Ecuadorian visual artist who specializes in capturing the beauty of natural landscapes and portraits. Growing up in Guayaquil, a city with limited greenery, fueled her deep connection to nature. Her artistic journey began with watercolor painting and later led her to explore photography and other techniques as a means of creative expression. Studying Design Management and Visual Communication in Ecuador, Andrea discovered her passion for photography. She pursued a master’s degree in Artistic and Documentary Photography in Madrid, Spain. Since 2019, she’s based in Best, The Netherlands, where she works as an independent artist. Her works have been exhibited in Germany, Denmark, and France. Besides her art, Andrea has organized art events and taught art in college and as a private tutor. Learn more about her academic and professional background on her LinkedIn profile.

Artist Statement

As an artist, Andrea Salas finds inspiration in the quiet beauty of natural landscapes, particularly those with a moody, atmospheric, and haunting quality. She seeks to capture the essence of fleeting moments, whether it be the soft glow of a sunrise or the ethereal mist of a foggy day. Through her work, Andrea explores the transient nature of both the natural world and life itself, celebrating their beauty and fragility.

Capturing nature's spirit through Mixed-Media techniques

Andrea’s artistic approach involves employing mixed media techniques, combining photography with various mediums. By skillfully blending portrait photography with nature or experimenting with landscape photography using inks, dissolving chemicals, and watercolors, she creates art that is immersive and evokes a profound emotional response. Andrea aims to draw viewers into the scene, engaging them on a deep and personal level.


Exploring impermanence and the passage of time

Themes of impermanence, transience, and the passage of time are central to Andrea’s work. Through the interplay of light, shadow, and movement, she masterfully captures images that evoke nostalgia and a longing for moments gone by. Her art serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between the enduring beauty of the natural world and the ephemeral nature of human existence.

Harmony between nature and portraiture

Andrea enjoys exploring the harmonious relationship between nature and portraiture, using the human form to add scale and intimacy to her landscapes. By incorporating the human figure into vast and moody spaces, she emphasizes the interconnectivity of the natural world and the human spirit. Through her artwork, Andrea prompts viewers to contemplate the beauty, vulnerability, and interconnectedness of both nature and humanity.

Celebrating the beauty and complexity of life

Ultimately, Andrea’s artistic endeavors serve as a celebration of the beauty and complexity of life. Her work encourages viewers to rediscover the world with a fresh perspective, reawakening their sense of wonder and awe. Andrea is dedicated to creating art that resonates deeply with audiences, provoking thought and fostering an appreciation for the mysteries and marvels of everyday life. Through her exploration of the interplay between nature and humanity, Andrea invites us to embrace the profound beauty found within the world around us.

Inviting you to explore Andrea's insights on art and inspiration

In addition to her artwork, Andrea shares her insights, experiences, and creative journey through her blog. Explore her stories and dive into her artistic process, understand what inspires her work, and find practical advice for artists and art enthusiasts. 

With regular updates and thought-provoking content, Andrea invites you to join her on this artistic exploration. Remember, art is not just about the finished piece—it’s about the stories, insights, and connections it evokes. 

About Andrea Salas

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.