photo cred: Scott Irvine WAXenVINE

Andrea creates imaginative figure and animal paintings inspired by narratives and nature.  Her latest prism paintings take everyday subject matter and scenes and applies a contemporary cubist-like style to them.  The idea came about from seeing her own paintings leaning behind a large piece of stained  glass.  Creating stained glass was a favorite hobby of her grandfather, of which she now owns some remnants of these colorful  windows.  Applying this prism-like style to her oil paintings in triangular  patches of color that make up the entire canvas she creates a  kaleidoscope-type image, where the viewer can feel like they are happening  upon a special moment in time.

“Patterns, figures and animals are frequently the focal point within my paintings.  My work constantly evolves within a broad spectrum, with consistent themes revolving around dreams, mythology and at times alluding to stories I grew up with.  Within my art, I blend these worlds of reality and dreams into one ethereal universe, beckoning the viewer to find their story within it.  Arizona and the beauty of the desert has been a great inspiration to me since I moved here several years ago.  The five years prior to my trek out west were spent working and showing art in New York City, so the change in location is also significant within my art.  The big skies and sunsets began infusing my palette with brighter colors, and the nature that surrounded me also began to find its way onto my canvases.”

Born in Florida, raised in Baltimore, Maryland and Wilmington, North Carolina, Andrea attended East Carolina University studying Communication Arts with a B.A. in illustration.  She continued to study fine art painting, largely self-taught. Her paintings have been featured in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in London, UK.  Andrea currently resides in Scottsdale, where she continues to be inspired by the natural beauty of Arizona along with her painting pal Frida, a rescue Chihuahua.

Represented by Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ.

Selected Press:
American Art Collector Magazine
AZ Foothills Magazine
Phoenix Magazine
Perlow-Stevens Summer Show Review
Desert Leaf Magazine (Tucson AZ)