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Andrea Peterson

Patterns, portraits, and figures are frequently the focal point within my surreal paintings, woven together as an indescribable narrative, evocative of the abstract nature of ancient mythology and dreams. I consider myself an idiosyncratic surrealist, and find my work constantly evolving within a broad stylistic spectrum. However, once a viewer is familiar with my style and loosely woven narrative, they will always recognize my artwork.
My art is my heart, my passion, my past, present and future... As Picasso once said “I paint as I breathe.”

Raised in Wilmington NC, I graduated from East Carolina University in North Carolina, U.S. with a concentration in Illustration. The next several years brought me to Washington, D.C. and then New York, NY where for the next several years I pursued my passion for painting, before moving out west. My creations have been featured in many exhibitions along the east coast including Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, as well as galleries in North Carolina, New York, Arizona, and London.

Phoenix, Arizona is now my main homebase for painting, although I continue to travel and explore as much as time and opportunity allow. Over the past year my fashion illustration has had more exposure and even enabled me to travel to London to promote Amelia's Magazine and Compendium of Fashion Illustration, for which I designed the cover. I always travel with a sketchbook and watercolors to capture significant moments and interesting people!

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Romance meets war nostalgia and vintage chic in this epic train painting!! Inspired by WWII era stories of life and love.

This mixed media piece began with a collage of vintage "The New Yorker" magazines from the 70s and inspired this seaport painting!

see the secret little hummingbird whispering in her ear?

see the secret little hummingbird whispering in her ear?

see the secret little hummingbird whispering in her ear?

Andrea Peterson left a comment on the picture Statue
”Thank you, Danke Ivone! :)“
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Inspired by the Southwest and Mexican traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration, here she is remembering her ancestors, and channeling the magical spirit of the traveling coyote.

Andrea Peterson has uploaded Atlantis

The annual Chinese lantern festivals inspired this painting, with the lotus lanterns in the water and also floating in the sky it looks as if the girl is captured in a dream.

Ballerinas are so magical, I paired them with the majesty of the starry skies in this painting! (You'll find Orion's belt in the center)

Andrea Peterson has uploaded The Dance

This dancer leaps amongst red poppies and dandelion seeds, spreading new life and joy wherever she goes!

from my Wanderlust series, this Gypsy traveler is on her way, with a beautiful past behind her and hopes of an even more amazing future ahead...

...from my Wanderlust series, this Gypsy lady travels where the wind blows! (with her horse of course)

Vintage floral patterns and my grandparents old furniture inspired this series of retro oil paintings...

Vintage floral patterns and my grandparents old furniture inspired this series of retro oil paintings...

Vintage floral patterns and my grandparents old furniture inspired this series of retro oil paintings...

From my OZ series, here's my version of the Wizard hiding behind a poppy flower (yes, inspired by one of my favorite Surrealists, Magritte!)