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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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Red Cadillac by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Impostor II by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Impostor I by Phyllis Andrews

 

Checking the Nest by Phyllis Andrews

 

Fear by Phyllis Andrews

 

Siblings by Phyllis Andrews

 

Confession by Phyllis Andrews

 

Retired by Phyllis Andrews

 

West Virginia Byway by Phyllis Andrews

 

Substitutes by Phyllis Andrews

 

Beach Buddies by Phyllis Andrews

 

Ernest and Helen Barnes by Phyllis Andrews

 

Another Sexy Man by Phyllis Andrews

 

Majestic Glacier Park by Phyllis Andrews

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring III by Phyllis Andrews

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring II by Phyllis Andrews

 

Woodland Encounter by Phyllis Andrews

 

My Good Side by Phyllis Andrews

 

Friendship by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Right Mirror by Phyllis Andrews

 

Tree Home I by Phyllis Andrews

 

Dolly Llama by Phyllis Andrews

 

Bad Idea by Phyllis Andrews

 

Snowman Survival Strategies by Phyllis Andrews

 

Oh Fuuhdge by Phyllis Andrews

 

Grinnell Glacier by Phyllis Andrews

 

But Why? by Phyllis Andrews

 

When Time Is of the Essence by Phyllis Andrews

 

Montana near Choteau by Phyllis Andrews

 

Surfing Golden by Phyllis Andrews

 

Surfer Lab by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Tuscan challenge by Phyllis Andrews

 

Slieve League County Donegal by Phyllis Andrews

 

Arriving from Wales by Phyllis Andrews

 

Motivation by Phyllis Andrews

 

The Gate by Phyllis Andrews

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring 2013 by Phyllis Andrews

 

Portrait of Ewe by Phyllis Andrews

 

Donegal's Shimmering Sea by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glengesh Pass Donegal by Phyllis Andrews

 

Waiting for the Train by Phyllis Andrews

 

A Case for Regifting by Phyllis Andrews

 

Kayaking at Kiawah by Phyllis Andrews

 

Moore County Race by Phyllis Andrews

 

Evening Sky at Kiawah by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glacier National Park III by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glacier National Park I by Phyllis Andrews

 

Glacier National Park II by Phyllis Andrews