Andy Mars is a freelance photographer, photo artist and instructor. She is an event photographer specializing in Weddings, Mitzvahs and Pet Events. As an artist, she integrates photography with watercolor, acrylic paints, ink, pastel chalk and pencils to create unique one-of-a-kind photo paintings. For a painterly effect she photographs at slow shutter speeds to create blurry dreamlike images. She prints on a variety of materials, including textured photo papers and canvas, as well as traditional photographic paper. Her main areas of “focus” are nature, people, animals, seascapes and urban scenes. Andy is currently working on a digital textile collection. Her work has been exhibited at the Memorial Arts Museum in Rochester, NY, Manhattan galleries and various Soho Gallery restaurants. She was formerly on the Board of Professional Women Photographers (PWP) as Outreach Director.