I had seen a piece on Artist Andrea Broyles in THE Magazine last fall and was intrigued. So when I bumped into her having afternoon tea at the Chocolate Maven, one thing led to another and she invited me to see her home and studio. Andrea and screenwriter husband William - Apollo 13 Polar Express Cast Away - and their three children moved to Santa Fe four-years ago from Jackson Hole. Their spacious home is filled with two dogs, three snakes (all in cages) and lots of Andrea's art. Take a peek.
Photos and Text by C. Whitney-Ward
William is an avid collector of vintage photography.
And their library is a stunner.
Pooch #1 - Finnegan - a very gentle Irish Wolfhound
Pooch #2 - Chico
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Andrea is an abstract figurative painter but she also sculpts - moving from one medium to the other when "she gets stuck." Her studio - a converted double garage is filled with light and a long wall serves as her easel, holding paintings, both finished and in progress.
She's currently working on a series of paintings - Fire & Ice - for an upcoming Santa Fe show. May - Downtown Subscription.
Below is a commissioned sculptural garden piece that will rest on a pedestal and invite the viewer to walk around to read the message.
Another artistic endeavor has a bit more celebrity. When she first met William, she presented him with one of her prints - wings encircled by three rings. Years later she painted this same image on the Fed Ex box that appeared in the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks.
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