Member Spotlight – Andrea Tharian

By September 6, 2022 September 14th, 2022 blog

Let’s give Andrea Tharian some major hype!

Andrea has been a member at Dragonfly for 2 years after she took an outdoor class with Coach Renah during the pandemic.

She’s also a very talented visual artist and if you don’t know her, you’ve surely seen her amazing mural over at Black Dog Fitness! 👇👇👇

We asked Andrea how being a member at Dragonfly has changed her role as a business owner and this is what she had to say:
Being a member at Dragonfly has given me the confidence to invest in myself and start truly assessing my future career goals. Renah had sent an email to a former DF member and myself last summer inquiring if we knew anyone interested in painting a mural. I thought about it for a couple days and then responded that I would be up to the challenge. It had been a few years since I had painted a mural and I was a little nervous about the workload, but I ended up making it happen in a couple months! I basically painted the entire mural in 2 1/2 hour increments while my kids were at preschool with some weekend days. I am glad I timidly said yes to that challenge.
Since completing the mural I have started submitting my work for gallery shows again and am renting a space with three other artists down the street on Hampton. Our studio collaborative is named Coral Green Studios. I am in the process of starting a couple new bodies of work and have been taking commissioned work projects as well. We plan on participating in the Contemporary Art Museum’s Open Studios event in October, so I will be sure to get that info to the Facebook Member page.

If you would like to see more of Andrea’s work, check out her website and follow her on Instagram!