Extracting my palette from nature, my work embodies the delicate interplay of light and color, texture and form. While working, I intuitively synthesize memories of the land, sky and water, allowing something new to emerge–a metamorphosis. The culmination results in capturing the essence of a place vaguely familiar to us all. Similar to the excitement of recognizing familiar images while watching clouds, my work seeks to grasp the contemplative eye of the viewer.
My work has been shown in a variety of exhibitions, including Feminists Under Forty, which was curated by the renowned Judy Chicago, as well as in the book Contemporary Artists of the Southwest (2014) by E. Ashley Rooney. My paintings are in private and corporate collections around the country, and I keep painting my heart out in my downtown gallery, studio and workshop space, adjacent to the Santa Fe plaza and Canyon Road.
Andrea's art is stunning. My wife and I own three of her original works, which we love. All are different, yet uniquely hers. Andrea works in a variety of media and although abstract expressionism seems her primary genre, her paintings are clearly inspired by the landscape of the Southwest. They're subtle, luminous, and transcendent. Her treatment of natural objects and the play of light, often using clouds, waterfalls, and even the sea, is incredibly mesmerizing. Although we visit museums and galleries often, it's seldom we encounter work as arresting or as beautiful as Andrea's.