Andy Habib has been creating art since his childhood; an artist that understands the fundamental relationship between the viewer and the art, light source and perspective.
From pencil sketches to murals, classic oil paintings, to bright images in acrylic, he is a multifaceted artist delivering inspiration with his exploration of themes.
Habib creates his paintings with a variety of approaches but in a consistent process. At first he decides on a subject matter, does intensive research and creates sketches until he finds the sketch that appeals to him the most. By then, he already lays over the colors and decides where he wants to go from there. His works are distinctive in the tension he successfully creates.
"I enjoy using colors that may not always be realistic to the subject. I challenge myself to see if I can do something in a particular style whether it's abstract, realism or contemporary. And I enjoy working with bold colors, often bold with bold."
"With art I want to make people smile, I want them to think and be happy, my hope is to elicit an emotion"
Based in Montreal, Habib is very active in the local art scene and has great appreciation to its history and culture. "Montreal has always been an a major art hub for artists. Its French-Canadian sensibilities and Quebecois culture, has served as an impetus to creativity. Nowadays, as a cosmopolitan city with residents and artists from all over the world, the art will develop even further."
Habib has always been an artist although painting and fine art developed later in his life. "With art I want to make people smile, I want them to think and be happy, my hope is to elicit an emotion; joy, love....nothing somber and depressing."
As a reaction to the current Covid19 situation, Habib created a new piece as a tribute to the brilliant strength of New Yorkers during this health crisis. "We salute their bravery, their personal sacrifices for the good of patients." This painting and other items shall be auctioned to raise funds for PPE equipment, for the health care workers, doctors, nurses, orderlies and hospital staff.