Andrea Broglio finds inspiration to paint through the peace and beauty in wildness. She studied a method of direct oil painting called “alla prima” with artist and author, George Alan Durkee. After her studies, Andrea began backpacking from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and became infatuated with the High Sierra. The gifts of the Sierra continue to have a profound influence on her choices in art and in life.
Her art career was just beginning when an accident caused Andrea’s dominant hand to lose function. Determined to not give up art, painting became her version of physical therapy. With the miracle of art, her hand has regained some of its abilities. Now recovered enough to paint outdoors, “en plein air” has become her favorite way to connect with and express the peace of wildness.
Andrea acknowledges the profound stillness and peace underlying everything in our world, but experiences it most deeply when in wild places. She loves to share her paintings of wild, solitary moments so others may connect with their own feelings of peace and wholeness.