|Mixed Media with a colorful view. Biography Below.|
"My art work is inspired by my love of travel. From a very young age I traveled all over the globe and after college went to live and teach art overseas. I have taught in remote places like The Azores, Iceland and Misawa, a small town in northern Japan. To gain even greater inspiration I went trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. I consider my paintings to be a "window to the world". Many paintings have windows in either a real or metaphorical image. Some of my works incorporate texture and mixed media. I hope that those who view my work will enjoy my creative journeys."
Andrean Andrus is a prolific artist in several media, especially painting in acrylic. She is also an award winning art teacher at Graland Country Day School in Denver. She has created many works for public art projects in Colorado including several masks for the Denver Hospice MaskProject, three cows for the Denver CowParade, and many artistic birdhouses for the Denver Botanic Gardens Birdhaus Bash. These artworks raised a significant amount of donations, totaling tens of thousands of dollars, for their associated charities.
Andrean was awarded a grant from the City of Denver's Mayor's Office to create the "Learn About Your City" project that was displayed at the Denver Summit of the Eight. She also displays her work at the Colorado Art Educators Association's annual juried exhibit. She was awarded a Janus Fund Grant at the 2010 and 2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. She has presented workshops at the National Art Education Association National Convention, and at the Colorado Art Education Association Conferences. Her past teaching honors include The Denver Art Museum "Art Educator of the Year" award, The Colorado Art Education "Middle School Art Educator of the Year" award, and was nominated as the National Art Education Association's regional "Art Educator of the Year".
She was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University in New York City and was honored with a Fulbright Award to study in Japan. She owes much of her experience to teaching and living in nine countries including Germany, Iceland, Bermuda, Italy, Japan and the Azores. To further her inspiration for a "mountain" theme in her paintings, in 2009 she trekked through the Himalayas in Nepal. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado Women's College, now part of The University of Denver, and a Master of Arts in Art Education and Painting from the University of Northern Colorado, with additional study at Columbia University and La Poggerina in Florence, Italy,
Andrean lives just outside Denver with her husband and son, and enjoys the mountains of Colorado as both an art subject and recreational pursuit. Much of the art displayed on this web site is available for sale. Come visit the Galleries of Andrean's Art.
All work is © Copyright by Andrean, 2013.