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Born in Portland, Oregon, Andrea has lived a nomadic sort of existence in an eclectic mix of beautiful and inspirational places that have formed her particular aesthetic: Oregon, California, Washington, England, Connecticut, Argentina, France, and currently she splits her time between Seattle and a home on the remote Henry Island in Washington state. In 2013, Andrea and her husband began restoring and infusing new life into a historic oyster farm on San Juan Island (Westcott Bay Shellfish Co), which currently consumes much of their time.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, Andrea has also completed extensive coursework at the International Center of Photography (New York), the Silvermine Guild of Artists (New Canaan, CT), writing workshops at WICE in Paris, France, and studied oil painting for ten years under the tutelage of artist/painter Janine Wesselmann.
Prior to turning her attention to painting, Andrea was a figure skating coach and choreographer in Portland, Oregon. When a number of transfers due to her husband’s job took them to Connecticut, Buenos Aires and Paris, Andrea turned a life-long love of photography into a profession, concentrating on fine art photography and portraiture. Upon returning to the U.S. after expatriate life, she opened the gallery/boutique, Hazel & Sid, in which she imported artwork and antiques from markets and artisans in Europe, South America, and both coasts of the US. She also turned her focus to painting. Andrea thrives on challenging herself to evolve creatively, which is reflected in the varied subject matter, technique, and style of her painting.
Andrea donates 100% of her painting proceeds to charity, in particular the Erik & Andrea Anderson Scholarship Fund (through the American Indian College Fund). This fund currently supports four full-time Native American students in the disciplines of art and environmental sciences. Other benefiting charities include the victims of the Valley fire (Napa County, CA), and Tiba Foundation.
* Many of the paintings shown on this website were lost in the 2017 Napa fires when Andrea lost not only her home and studio, but also over 20 years of her artwork.
Member: American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America
2018 Solo Exhibition Love Letter to Northern California, Chimney Rock Winery, Napa, California
2018 ShowHonoring the Artists Affected by the October 2018Napa Valley Wildfires, Jessel Gallery, Napa, CA
2017 Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Natural Wonders Juried Exhibition, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 National Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY (Chelsea)
2016 Napa Valley Open Studios tour.
2016 Chimney Rock Winery, Tasting Room Gallery, February-September 2016; Napa, California.
2015 "Tiba Foundation Exhibition," semi-solo exhibition; a 20-piece body of new works based on the people of Ugenya, Kenya. Proceeds benefiting healthcare in rural Kenya; Napa, CA, October 2015.
2015 Jessel Gallery, Napa, CA
2015 Napa Valley Open Studios tour. Proceeds benefiting the victims of the Valley fire.
2015 Art of Gastronomy National Juried Exhibition, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA
2014 54th Annual Spring Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention, at Woodbridge/Robert Mondavi Winery,Acampo, CA; presented by Lodi Community Art Center
2013 Whither a Mind Distracted Solo Exhibition, the Garden House at Keeler Tavern, Ridgefield, CT
2010-2012 Festive Home Installations, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
2009-2012 Multiple member shows, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
2006-2011 Gallery representation, Hazel & Sid, Ridgefield, CT
2006 HeARTbeat of Our Community Public Art Exhibition & Auction for the Praxair Regional Heart & Vascular Center/Danbury Hospital, Traveling Exhibit: Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, Danbury Fair Mall, and Danbury Hospital, Connecticut.
2004 Art of the Northeast Juried Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
2002, 2003 American School of Paris, St. Cloud, France
2001 International Exhibition/Auction, Escuela de Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999 Student Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan,
1998 International Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY