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ABOUT ANDREA DURFEE

I am a landscape painter, printmaker, and creative guide living in Rochester, New York. I work from the studio I share with my sister-in-law on the ground floor of the historic Huther Brothers Saw Building in the High Falls district, and my comfy home a skip away from beautiful Highland Park.

Painting has long been a source of joy, meditation, and problem solving, and ultimately moved me to get my masters in Creative Arts Therapy. My focus is on the process of creating, and how that translates to mindful living and mental balance.

I create gouache and ink dreamscapes of sleeping giants, meshing figures with landscapes. Through the organic application of gouache and the synchronized use of ink to build structure, synergistic landscapes emerge. My work focuses on themes of storytelling, power dynamics, and dichotomous balance. Figures embody both strength and fragility within the paintings, and geological processes often serve as metaphor for human experience.

I hope my work brings moments of reflection and inspiration to the viewer, inviting a new perspective as they move through their day.

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