About the Artist

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L. Jeffrey Andrews lives and works in New Orleans, where she makes watercolor paintings that act as meditations on people and place.

After briefly studying at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, she earned her BFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Jeffrey has primarily worked with watercolor since 2012.  She paints from life, her own photographs, and imagination.  When she isn't painting, Jeffrey teaches watercolor at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.

 
 
 

Artist's Statement

In my work, I strive to capturing the presence and quality of a person or place, similar to the way they exist in memory.  Parts of the images are clear, precise, and detailed; parts are lost, washed out, and vague.  The natural movement of watercolor shapes this process, shifting my focus from strict representation to mood.

 
 
 

Curicculum Vitae

education

2012

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2008 - 2009

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Studied towards Bachelor of Fine Arts

2006 - 2008

Thomas Aquinas College, Studied towards Bachelor of Liberal Arts

2006

Academy of Art University, Precollege Course

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

The 33rd Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Sheridan, WY

Faculty Show, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
New Orleans, LA

2017

Miniatures Exhibition, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
New Orleans, LA

2016

Group Show, The Bakery
New Orleans, LA

2012

Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA

2011

Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
James N. L. Sentz Book Award, Special Notice
Philadelphia, PA

2010

Tenderfoot Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Founder and Curator of Juried Student-Run Exhibition
Philadelphia, PA

2009

Recycled Art Competition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Honorable Mention Award
Philadelphia, PA

Selected Works, Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Old Lyme, CT

2009 Merit Show, Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Old Lyme, CT

 

Press

2017

The Type A Creative: Part Time vs Full Time Art

Creative Chair: 50 States - Louisiana with Lauren J. Andrews
Creative Chair 366 Award

2016

Arts Council New Orleans: Lauren J. Andrews Studio Visit