OCTOBER GALLERY – Andrea Placer
Andrea is an award winning artist who uses graphite and colored pencils to express mood, emotion and the beauty of objects in nature. Her work is realistic, highly detailed, and varied in subject. She has exhibited at galleries and national juried shows in New York City & State, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia and Delaware. Andrea is an elected member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, where she currently serves on the Board and is their Publicity Chair. Andrea is represented by the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, NY.
Artist’s Statement: Viewing and creating art has given me great pleasure over the years, but I feel a “perfect fit” using the medium of graphite and colored 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.
My subjects are quite varied: children, flowers, animate and inanimate objects, and people in outdoor settings. 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 I care a lot about.