Andrea Allen

Traditional chinese brush painting with contemporary style and flair; paintings, ceramics, scrolls, T-shirts, cards.

     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 in this ancient style for over three
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 painted and unpainted 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, Marin county and the Mendocino coast. She also has collectors throughout the United States and Asia. She also teaches classes for beginning and experienced students. Andrea welcomes creating custom paintings upon request.

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Directions to Studio 20:

45881 Sunset Drive, Anchor Bay.

At the bottom of Anchor Bay (across from the campground) take Sunset Drive up the hill to the driveway marked 45881. Look for the totem pole on the left side, turn right and proceed up the hill turn right and continue to the top of the driveway. Studio is at the top on the left.

Studio Tour Hours:

Open August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.