British born Audrey Beharie-McGee is a self-taught mixed media artist, and also a vocal and performing arts coach, singer, songwriter, music producer and photographer who resides in Atlanta, GA.
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.
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.
Also, in 1988, she had the honor to work for Sir Paul McCartney, the late
Linda McCartney and The McCartney family at their private offices in London, UK. who were also avid art collectors. It was here where she would learn to develop her appreciation for art and discover some of the world's most prolific abstract artists of our time including Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky amongst countless others, and literally come face to face with 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.
Being an artist himself, Audrey's husband, Brian quickly recognized that his wife had an artistic pizzazz for fine art, color, dimension and feel and encouraged her to explore the passion that beginning to rise in Audrey's spirit.
Mixed Media/Abstract and Photographic Artist
"When spirit, body, soul and creativity
are in union and align -
then THAT is when the magic and beauty happens!"
Audrey began to study and observe some of the most prolific mixed media artist in the world, with an adoration for the timeless works of
Peter Max, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Mark Bradford, Frida Kahlo,
Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Henri Matisse,
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Mark Rothko to name just a few.
She found that the way in which they created their works with abandon and freedom was something that she aspired to in her spirit, and thus her journey begun.
Feeding and fueling her creative expression gave her the opportunity and inspiration to explore, create, discover and delve into areas of her artistic learning curve that she never thought would be possible.
Audrey has discovered so much freedom and abandonment in the realms of the mixed media movement which she feels is very similar to writing a well-honed song which encompasses all the subtle parts -verse, bridge and chorus - to create a beautiful ballad or soulful tune! When spirit, body, soul and creativity are in union - then the magic and beauty happens!
With every scrape of a pallet knife, splat of splashed paint, tear of paper and zap of acrylic allows Audrey's imagination to be open and runs free.
Audrey has been honored to be selected and invited to present her debut new collection entitled "The Human Experience -
A Journey Through Photography, Mixed Media and Abstract Art" with the internationally renowned organization IT'S LIQUID GROUP in London, UK in November 2021, and at The Rome International Art Fair at the Medina Art Gallery, Rome, Italy and was also held a residency at Rossocinabro Gallery in the heart of Rome, Italy.
"The Human Experience - A Journey Through Photography, Mixed Media and Abstract Art" integrates her works as a photographer with the amalgamation of her passion for mixed media, collage and abstract art to create some truly excitingly, innovative and electrifying original art pieces which explores the human experience and emotions.
Audrey is extremely excited about the journey ahead and is dedicated to creating an eclectic collection and immerse herself into the realms and exploration of medium, substrates, hue, texture, value, tone and artist expression.