Obscure Local Artist Discovered by the Ritz-Carlton


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LONDON, ON – Local artist and entrepreneur Andrea Schmidt recently signed a licensing agreement which will prominently display one of her pieces of abstract artwork in 36 guest rooms in the new Ritz Carlton Hotel in Astana Kazakhstan. Her work was first noticed online by a Paris-based art consultant Prisca Meslier for Visto Images, a European “bespoke art consultancy”.  


“Andrea’s beautiful abstract art has energy, relief and delicacy which our client really appreciates, and which we know the guests at the new Ritz-Carlton in Astana, Kazakhstan will enjoy for years to come. Andrea has been incredibly patient and helpful throughout our long process of getting the artwork approved and prepared for the guest room program,” said Meslier.

The painting is titled “Out Walking on a Stormy Day,” and it is owned by Dr. Maria Karam (owner of TADS Inc.) in Toronto Canada.

Andrea currently has work hanging in the front gallery at Fringe Custom Framing & Gallery, 1742 Hyde Park Road, London Canada.

“To have validation like this is quite a delightful surprise – and motivator. People ask me ‘what does it mean?’ and the simple answer is that my job is to share beauty using my creativity.” – Schmidt, owner of A-Schmidt Media & Travelling Baker


Andrea Schmidt  .  C: 519.494.7151  .  E: aischmidt@yahoo.com