Andrea's first youthful artistic memory was her being witness to a man hurling paint at large canvases, with profuse enthusiasm and unabated liberation, yet with some sense of being.
His self-expression had a profound impact on Andrea, it was an empowering gift, it became part of her introspect, and the power of her being, it was Jackson Pollock at his best.
Her work today is a legacy of her life experiences through the powerful lens of honest self-expression. Unique, abstract as the culture of love, and inspiring with vibrant colors of nature.
Andrea studied art at the Claremont Colleges and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Psychology. The Claremont Colleges’ Oxford system allowed a broad introduction to many modalities of expressive arts—Claremont Graduate School in Fine Art, Scripps Fine Art Department, and Pitzer College, her home school.
She went on to get her Masters Degree in Clinical Art Therapy and Psychology from Loyola Marymount.
On most days now, she can be found painting in her large studio.
Her work is sold privately by appointment and is held in a number of collections across the country. She has won juried competitions and has exhibited in the galleries at the Claremont Colleges.
Andrea can be contacted at 805-723-4433. She lives on the Central Coast on a large acre of beautiful oak trees with her husband Bob, a poet, and their two beautiful Siberian Huskies.