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Volume 6, Issue 19  | March 5, 2021

Floral abstract oils on display at JWA

Professional oil painter Andrea Tarman brings an uplifting exhibit of realistic and abstract florals full of depth, color and texture to John Wayne Airport (JWA). Her work is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of the JWA Community Focus Space now through March 16.

Tarman uses an impasto painting technique, which builds thickly layered paint with loose and controlled knife-like brush strokes to add a varying mix of textures to her art. When dried, the paint presents a 3D effect making it appear to come out of the canvas. Used by renowned artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt Van Rijn, this method showcases Tarman’s talent in combining artistic and realistic design to give her work a fresh and energetic quality.

Floral abstract Rapunzel

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Andrea Tarman’s “Rapunzel’s Dream,” oil on canvas

“I want to capture the imagination of the viewer and give them a new way to look at nature and life, with the hope that they leave a bit more inspired and happier than before they came to view my paintings,” said Tarman.

Tarman exhibits her work in Los Angeles and throughout Orange County in private/corporate collections and galleries, including the Art Center Gallery, Bistango Restaurant, the law firm of Rutan & Tucker and Signature Gallery. 

Floral abstract Sunny Day

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Andrea Tarman’s “Sunny Day,” oil on birch panel

She studied art and design in college, worked as an illustrator and designer for several Southern California advertising agencies and operated her own design firm. Tarman also studied with several master painters to elevate her art and is now a full-time painter. To learn more about Andrea Tarman and view additional pieces of her artwork, visit

Tarman’s exhibition may be viewed (pre-security) on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

For more information about the John Wayne Airport Arts Program, visit

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