Meet Andrea

THIS IS ANDREA

Andrea Merican is a true local Arizona artist. Her primary medium is watercolor. She is captivated by color and her works display this affinity. Her paintings reveal this obsession with color and light and show off her love of design.

Born in Phoenix, AZ, she started drawing at a very young age. It was in high school that she discovered her love of painting. She earned a scholarship to art school and after graduation, moved to Denver, CO to attend the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. She continues to learn, grow, and achieve new skills in her art career.  Andrea and her husband live in the Old Town Scottsdale area. They both love to travel the world and experience other cultures. Andrea gathers inspiration for her artwork with each new journey.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I am inspired by life. I love to capture a personality, a moment and the true essence of whatever I am painting. My passions are painting people, desert botanicals and animals. I have always been an observer of others. I see someone sitting in a beautiful pose and feel called to capture that gesture or that moment. Nature truly amazes me. Desert botanicals are complex, beautiful and invite me to embellish their uniqueness with watercolor. I call my style Loose Realism. I use a lot of drips, splashes and vibrant color in my work. When you discover what you were born to do-­ pursue that dream passionately for the rest of your life.”

Gallery

Andrea is represented by the Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

4201 North Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
480.421.1818
www.calvincharlesgallery.com

Awards
2015- Featured Artist Spring 2015- Tempe Festival of the Arts
2015- Scottsdale Artist School Show- Dappled Light– First Place
2014- AZ Watercolor Association Fall Show- You Always See Right Through Me– Merchant Award
2013- Scottsdale Artists League Show- Ballet– Grand Prize Winner
2013- Scottsdale Artist School Show- Unwinding– Honorable Mention

Press
2016- DowntownTempe.com – TFA Local Artist-Article
2015- Channel 12 News-Featured Artist- Tempe Festival of the Arts
2015- Cover of She Magazine
2015- Desert Botanical Garden Magazine
2015- Article- Work your Art
2014- Article- Foothills Focus
2014- Cave Creek Carefree Event Guide
2014- Sonoran news
2014- Article- Empty Easel
2014- Article- Art Musings
2014- Fox 10 News- Bone Appetit Scottsdale ArtWalk

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