British born Audrey Beharie-McGee is a self-taught emerging fine artist who is also a singer, songwriter, music producer and vocal coach with over 40 years experience in the music and entertainment industry. Her multifaceted talents can also be seen in her photography works.
She is married to Atlanta, GA, USA based storyboard artist and concept illustrator, Brian, and they have a blended family consisting of 4 amazing children and 5 adorable grandchildren and resides in both America and London, UK.
Audrey has always had an enormous vibrant energy which has fueled her artistic and creative flair.
Having learnt to read at an early age, she was curious about the world her, how everything worked and how to make the best impression. As she grew into her teens, Audrey was lucky enough to have a tenacious spirit that allowed her to experiment with entrepreneurial ventures, thus discovering talents and gifts that she would later use as a backdrop to her life.
She began singing, songwriting and producing her own material in 1982, and, 1983, were she was signed as a writer and artist for Sir Peter Waterman, the owner of PWL Records and All Boys Music, and then later signed a major recording contract with Polydor Records. In 1988 she formed her own independent records label where she released her second single.
In 1988, whilst working for avid art collectors, Sir Paul McCartney and the late Linda McCartney at their offices in London, UK, Audrey developed an appreciation for the fine arts, where she was able to come face-to-face with some of the world's most prolific abstract, pop and impressionists artists of our time. She became intimately familiar with the genius of such luminaries as Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky amongst countless others, the neo-impressionism of Vincent Van Gogh and was particularly touched by the psychedelic canvas works of Peter Max, and entralled by the pop, collage and abstract artwork of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jackson Pollock. Audrey's eyes, soul and spirit was able to experience the full impact and energy of these incredible artists, their works and the intricate interweaving of paint, colors, fabrication, media and elements that brought these canvases to life thus experiencing the full impact of their amazing and thought provoking works of art.
After leaving her native land, England and arriving in Georgia, USA in 2009, Audrey quickly went ahead to reestablish her vocal and performing arts academy and, in 2012, with her husband, Brian, they formed B.R.E. Productions International, Inc which, collectively, pools in their many varied and complementary talents within the arts, music, performing and entertainment industry.
Unfortunately, in 2015 Audrey was diagnosed with Hashimotos -an auto-immune condition which, sadly, resulted in a host of debilitating health conditions including the deterioration of her vocal chords, hampering her ability to sing - this was a devastating blow to Audrey on all accounts, especially affecting her creative spirit.
However, whilst celebrating their honeymoon on a cruise ship, Audrey and Brian were invited to attend one of the Park West Art Gallery event and immediately, she felt that long-lost fire in her spirit rekindled as she re-discovered her love, excitement and appreciation for art!
GOD had opened up another door for her which is full of endless possibilities!
On her return to Georgia, Audrey wasted no time in immersing herself into her new love and began, with earnest, to study and embrace, with adoration, the works of her favorite artists, Peter Max, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mark Rothko, Mark Bradford, Jean Michel Basquiat, Henri Matisse, Romare Bearden, to name just a few. She became increasingly fascinated by the way in which these artists would create their works with such uninhibited freedom.