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Phyllis Andrews

Phyllis Andrews

Durham, NC

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I started painting when I turned 40. It seemed like a good time to embark on a new venture and I had always wanted to paint. In my jobs as a biochemist and then a homemaker I hadn't made much time for artistic interests, so painting was a completely new and very different challenge. My husband gave me an easel, canvases and paints for the big birthday, and I got started.
Sources of inspiration have always included a family farm in western NC and country scenes I see on the back roads and trails of my bicycle trips. Over time I have also developed an interest in telling stories with paintings. In these illustrations I can create an alternate world whose characters can be my companions or my alter ego. In one of my fantasy worlds I have befriended a snowman, and in another two red bicycles have become animated and are traveling the world with their adventures and mishaps chronicled in paintings. Whether my images are of real places that I have observed or imaginary scenes and characters, they take me to places that I love. I hope that my work may also transport your soul to a place of beauty and fun and peace. This is part of what keeps the work challenging and interesting and makes me want to continue.
While that challenge plays the biggest role in making my work interesting and satisfying, it is also gratifying to have some tangible success. I have been exhibited in many juried shows and received special recognition a number of times, including being a finalist twice in The Artist's Magazine Annual competition, an international competition. My work is in several galleries in North Carolina: Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery in Blowing Rock; Bull City Art and Frame Company in Durham; and The Artestry Hideaway, in Beaufort. You are cordially invited to visit my world of paintings in these galleries, as well as in my website.


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Moonglow by Phyllis Andrews

 

Rushing River by Phyllis Andrews

 

Blue Ridge Falls by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Survivalist by Phyllis Andrews

 

Ignorance is Bliss by Phyllis Andrews

 

Morning After Forty by Phyllis Andrews

 

A Day in Glacier National Park by Phyllis Andrews

 

Cowgirl Easel by Phyllis Andrews

 

No Existential Angst by Phyllis Andrews

 

Golden Shoe by Phyllis Andrews

 

A Face in New Mexico by Phyllis Andrews

 

No Passing Zone by Phyllis Andrews

 

Above the Ranch by Phyllis Andrews

 

Eno River Afternoon by Phyllis Andrews

 

September on the Rio Chama by Phyllis Andrews

 

Ghosts Ranch by Phyllis Andrews

 

Afternoon at Ghost Ranch by Phyllis Andrews

 

December in Abiquiu by Phyllis Andrews

 

Body Language by Phyllis Andrews

 

Flight Risk by Phyllis Andrews

 

Frosty's Nightmare I by Phyllis Andrews

 

Alternate transportation by Phyllis Andrews

 

Balloons in Prince Edward Island by Phyllis Andrews

 

Road to Yosemite by Phyllis Andrews

 

Bull Moon Ride by Phyllis Andrews

 

Room for Two More by Phyllis Andrews

 

Cycling the Pamlico Sound by Phyllis Andrews

 

Cycling on Ocracoke Island by Phyllis Andrews

 

Coasting by Phyllis Andrews

 

Morning in Montana by Phyllis Andrews

 

She Had a Pearl Earring by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Way We Were by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Court by Phyllis Andrews

 

Marvin by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glacier's Bighorn Hikers by Phyllis Andrews

 

Traveling in Holland by Phyllis Andrews

 

Love by Phyllis Andrews

 

At Grinnell Glacier by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glacier National Park V by Phyllis Andrews

 

Happiness and Standards by Phyllis Andrews

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring IV by Phyllis Andrews

 

Lucky by Phyllis Andrews

 

Really? by Phyllis Andrews

 

Sprung by Phyllis Andrews

 

Spring by Phyllis Andrews

 

Motherhood by Phyllis Andrews

 

Red Cadillac by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Impostor II by Phyllis Andrews