Biography of Victor K. Andres


 
Vic's first interest in painting began while he was in his teens, experimenting with oils but it was many years later that he developed an interest in Watercolor . "I recall that my first watercolor was birthed in a medieval town of Schwabisch Hall back in1969 while serving in the army. It was not until we migrated to Alaska the second time in 1983 after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies in Salem Oregon that I took up watercolors seriously. I credit the encouragement of my dear friend Chuck who steadfastly urged me to keep on painting even when the results were not that great and the advice of a local Gallery owner who was always willing to include my work in her many themed shows."
Most of Vic's early work consisted of  architectural  renderings since he also has a background as a Building Contractor.
The family years were pretty much landlocked having spent time in Colorado, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon but visiting Hawaii and spending a summer there while in school, introduced a fascination with water and the challenge to capture the dynamics of a coastal wave or a sandy beach.
In 2010 Vic   moved to Gig Harbor which   is providing an endless measure of inspiration. Capturing the essence of these nautical scenes has become a passion and a challenge.
 
His work has been well received  by collectors across the Northwest.

 
JURIED SHOWS;  Honorable Mention at the  Palouse Watercolor Socius
                                Peninsula Art League  2012 Summer Art Festival
SOLO SHOW;       2 Degrees NW, Moscow ID
GALLERIES;          NEW HORIZON, Fairbanks Ak
                                Maui Moon Gallery, Maui HI
                                2  Degrees NW, Moscow ID
ART SHOWS;        Western Reflections Art Show, Moscow ID
 Associations;           Peninsula Art League
 Books:   Children's Books: Matt the Cat's First Christmas,  Crumb and His Master's Voice Click to Order
               Theology;   ClickTo OrderThe Kingdom of God  UNEARTHED
 
 


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