Andrea Allen – Chinese Brush Painting - Watercolor - Sumi Ink

Cat & Butterfly

Bamboo & Butterfly


As a Chinese Brush Artist, Andrea Allen has developed a unique style that combines the traditions of the Chinese Masters with a subtle, contemporary flair. She studied with a Chinese Master for six years, and has been painting and teaching this style for over two decades.

Andrea utilizes many ancient Chinese techniques such as grinding her own Sumi ink, often mixing it with watercolor, loading the Calligraphy brush, and applying it to handmade rice paper, with a minimal number of strokes to complete each painting. She carefully balances the unpainted and painted spaces in each composition, creating a tranquil flow throughout each painting.

Ancient Chinese symbolism and philosophy influence her work, enhancing the feeling of vital energy and serenity. The inherent effect is for the viewer to be effortlessly invited into each painting, to experience a peaceful balance and harmony in a timeless continuum.

Andrea has exhibited extensively throughout the Bay Area, including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. For over 15 years, she had a studio in Sausalito, where she created, sold, and taught her Chinese Brush style paintings, ceramics, urns, prints, greeting cards.

Andrea welcomes custom commissions in paintings, ceramics and scrolls.

Contact Information:
Andrea Allen
PO Box 1255
Gualala, CA 95445

Phone: 415-724-4014


Andrea in Studio


Hand Painted Ceramics