About the artist, Vivienne Andres
She has a B.A. in Art and a M.A. in Painting from San José State University. A post-graduate year was spent in London at the Courtauld Institute of Art, a center for the study of art history, conservation and curating.
“The beauty I find in nature is my place to begin. I am interested in making paintings that reflect my internal response to the environment around me.
Working in watercolor and mixed media I am fascinated with the inter-connectedness of form and color. I enjoy experimenting with complex overlays of color and rish textural suurfaces, using materials such as fabric, antique lace and a varitiety of papers.”
Selected Solo Shows: The DeSaisset Gallery, University of Santa Clara; Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park; San José State University; Telesensory Systems, Palo Alto;
Selected Juried Shows: Crown Zellerbach Gallery and Bank of America Galleries, San Francisco; The Crocker Gallery, Sacramento; Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto.
Images of her paintings have been purchased by McGraw-Hill Book Company for cover designs.
Her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and overseas.