Andrea Sauer is formally trained in painting with both oils and watercolors. While her two styles are quite different, the bold color and playful compositions remain the common denominator. Judy Tallwing, an Apache Elder, taught Andrea and her students at Fallston High School how to use special paints that contain metals and oxides with acid washes to create beautiful patinas. Andrea then incorporated acrylics, printmaking, and collage to create her own unique style using these techniques. She finds working in one medium, and one style thwarts her creative vision, and she will often switch gears to solve a visual “problem.”
Global warming, the pandemic, and the study of shamanism have guided Andrea’s latest series of works. Andrea has enjoyed combining art and nature itself to create a series of mushroom and fungi spore prints. She spends an equal amount of time creating landscapes in oil that speak to her reverence of Mother Nature or Pachamama. Andrea celebrates nature and all it gives us by documenting its immense beauty in her paintings. Andrea recently left education after 20 years and is excited to explore and bring together her love of color, abstraction, and collage.
Andrea attended Maryland Institute, College of Art to receive her Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and Master of Art Teaching (MAT). Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and art societies. Among these are the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, The Torpedo Factory, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, and Gaithersburg Art Barn. Recently, her work was displayed at the 109th Catharine Lorillard Wolfe International Show at the National Arts Club. Andrea was also juried into the Georgetown International Arts Show and the Philadelphia Watercolor Show.
Andrea was selected by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as one of the top twelve emerging artists in the United States. She was juried into the Art in Embassies Program and had work featured in the Tajikistan Embassy alongside Wolf Kahn and Andy Warhol.