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Andrea Siles Loayza

Andrea Siles Loayza loves the ocean and the sharks who inhabit it. For her living near the ocean (or on it) would be her ideal home. Andrea’s paintings are known for their line work and wonderful flowing curves.

As a high school senior she was chosen to represent West Virginia in the 6th annual Doodle for Google Competition with her creative interpretation of her observations of undersea life. Torn between a desire to be a marine biologist or an artist, Andrea simply combined the two passions through art. In 2017, Andrea graduated with a degree in art from Shepherd University. She is now planning to pursue an Master’s in illustration.
Music was composed by Steven Gutheinz ( and licensed through
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Susan Carney

Susan Carney is the Artist in Residence at Shepherd University. Susan is a painter and printmaker and works with monotype, a printmaking process in which only one print is created. Because she works with stencils, she often produces a series of similar prints yet each print is unique. Susan says she likes to experiment with texture using canvas, burlap or plastic. “I love the serendipity and unpredictability that results.”

A fascination with change informs Carney’s work. Watercolor, spray paint, acrylic paint, varnish and collage combine on wood, canvas and paper with a vocabulary of images such as birds, insects, knots, weaving, and fragments of the human body. Learn more about Susan at

Music for this episode is by West Virginia guitarist and songwriter Gyasi Heus. You can learn more about him at

ArtVoiceWV is an original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX.

ArtVoiceWV is funded in part with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Nationl Endowment of the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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