b. 1984
Rochester, New York

Andrea Durfee creates gouache and ink paintings of sleeping giants, meshing figures with landscapes. As an artist with an art therapy background, Durfee focuses on the process of creating, and how that translates to mindful living and mental balance. Durfee’s paintings personify personal mythology and the tension between opposing emotions and inclinations that she views as central to our human experience. Figures embody both power and fragility within the paintings, being mountainous and rocky yet exposed and vulnerable. Her Sleeping Giants represent our connection to our environment, our past, and how we interact with them in our present.