British born Audrey Beharie-McGee is a self-taught new, emerging 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 storyboard artist and concept illustrator, Brian, and they have a blended family consisting of 4 amazing children and 4 adorable grandchildren alongside Penny, the dog!
Audrey has always had an enormous vibrant energy which has fueled her artistic and creative flair.
Having learnt to read at an early age, Audrey was always very 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, she was signed by Sir Peter Waterman, the owner of PWL Records and All Boys Music, as a singer/songwriter and then signed a major recording contract with Polydor Records.
And, 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 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, impressionists, Cubist 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 set up her vocal and performing arts academy and, in 2012, with her husband, Brian who is one of Atlanta's most sought after storyboard artist and concept illustrators, they established B.R.E. Productions International, Inc which, collectively, pools in their many varied and complementary talents as a singer, songwriter, photographer and vocal & and performing arts coach.
Being an artist himself, Audrey's husband quickly recognized that his wife had an artistic pizzazz for art, color, dimension and feel and encouraged her to explore the passion that beginning to rise in Audrey's spirit.
So, Audrey began to study and observe some of the most prolific mixed media artist including Peter Max, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera, Jean Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, David Le Batard and Tim Yanke to name a few. She was fascinated by the way in which these artist would create their works with so much uninhibited freedom. This was something that she truly admired greatly and inspired her spirit to explore, and thus her journey begun.
After a few months in which Audrey started to doubt her ability as an artist, she suddenly found her “mojo and discovered the elation of exercising a carefree, uninhibited and unrestraint essence that would allow her to delve head on into the realms of the mixed media movement.
Feeding and fueling her creative expression gives her the opportunity to explore, create, discover and delve into areas of her artistic learning curve that she never thought would be possible.
Every scrape of a pallet knife, splat of splashed paint, tear of paper and zap of acrylic allows her imagination to be open and runs free.
Audrey’s passion for art mirrors her love and elation that she experiences when she writes a song so beautiful to her ears that everything falls perfectly into the right place. She has found that composing a well-crafted song or artwork which encompasses all the subtle and integral facets, harmonics, complementary tones, textures and flow creates BEAUTY! When spirit, body, soul and creativity are in union - then the MAGIC HAPPENS!
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.
"The joy and adoration of art is not just something that is merely pleasant to the eye but also something essential for the soul to thrive!"