Andrea Mckenzie is a Trinidadian-born artist who is known for her vibrant, mixed-media paintings that celebrate the diversity and beauty of the Caribbean. Her work has been exhibited in galleries & museums , and she has created artwork for a number of celebrities, including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Bobby Brown, Akon and Sydney Sweeney.
Mckenzie was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Her family was involved in the world-famous Carnival celebrations, in which she was exposed to art and creativity from a young age.
Her talent was quickly recognized by the time she was in her mid-twenties, she had already achieved a level of success that few artists her age could dream of.
Mckenzie's work is characterized by its use of bold colors, intricate patterns, and a variety of materials, including glass, wood, styrofoam, feathers, and acrylic.
Her paintings are often inspired by Caribbean culture and folklore, and they reflect her deep love of her home country.
In addition to her painting, Mckenzie is also a successful businesswoman. She has curated a number of successful exhibitions and is also a passionate advocate for the art therapy.
Andrea Mckenzie's work has been featured at a number of prestigious events, including the Dick Gregory Foundation celebrity auction, the Mayor's Foyer City Hall in Atlanta in 2022, and the Mayor's Ceremonial Office in 2023. Her mixed media portrait of John Lewis is currently on display in the Mayor's Ceremonial Office.
Mckenzie has also been recognized for her work with a number of awards, including the Black I AM Power, Art and Creativity Award in 2019 and the Vanguard Award for Excellence in Art from the Caribbean American Heritage Awards DC in 2020.
Mckenzie's story is an inspiration to young women everywhere. She is a role model for women who are pursuing their dreams in the arts. She is proof that anything is possible if you have talent, hard work, and determination.