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Andrea Placer

Location: New Jersey, USA
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Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration

I am essentially self-taught. Viewing and creating art has given me great pleasure over the years, but I feel a “perfect fit” using the medium of pencil drawing. Although the process is slow and intensive, it is ultimately, very satisfying. I enjoy the blending, layering and detailing that allow me to represent extremes of light and shadow, and the subtle gradations in between. I try to capture mood, textures, colors and light. That’s what I feel I’m really drawing; not a scene, not a person, not an object, but those qualities that excited me and made me want to create the drawing.

My subjects are varied. I react emotionally to them, strive to evoke their mood, and to share what I believe are universal feelings, such as joy, wonderment, and the pleasure of being alive in nature. My drawings, through their visual language, are another means of communicating with people, something, about which I care a lot.

Andrea’s drawings have received numerous awards (including 2 Best in Show), and have been accepted into many national and international juried exhibitions. Andrea has taught colored pencil classes and workshops in NJ where she resides. Her work is represented by the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, NY., and is included in many private collections. She is an elected member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC and The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, where she currently serves on the Board and is their Publicity Chair. A retired educator, she now pursues her artistic abilities with great pleasure.


GRAPHITE WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN GRAPHITE
 

City Patterns, Fire Escape

City Patterns, Fire Escape

 

Washington Square

Washington Square

 

On Guard at the Library

On Guard at the Library

 

COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CRAYONS DU COULEUR
 

Coexistence

Coexistence

 

Sidewalk Reflections

Sidewalk Reflections

 

GRAPHITE & COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN GRAPHITE & CRAYONS DU COULEUR
 

Worn Out Welcome

Worn Out Welcome