We are proud to host an exhibit of paintings by local artist Vicki Andersen now featured at our tasting room gallery. The exhibit includes her familiar acrylic painting, "Sunflower Vintage" (right in photo). The painting was used in a poster for the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival on April 16, 2011 at River Park in Lompoc. Paintings and giclees are for sale.
Andersen has been painting since her 16th birthday when she was given a set of oils and an easel by her "not yet Step-Father." That eventually led to earning a degree in Illustration at CalState Long Beach. She has always loved color but her style has become much looser over the years. Most of her current work leans toward the impressionist/post-impressionist style. She does her best work very quickly, which is why when someone asks her how long a piece took to paint she always replies, "Over 40 years."
As an Air Force brat, Andersen was born a tourist and still loves to travel. She generally works from her own photographs. If you see a painting of Venice, etc., she was there and felt and touched it.
A variety of her work can also be viewed on her website. www.vickiandersen.com.