An example of fine art by KIRSTEN N ANDERSON



Kirsten is an award winning plein air artist from Long Beach, California.  She believes in the basic principles of representational art as a base for the spontaneity of plein air painting. Kirsten says that her plein-air work is about developing her skills and catching the light in that three-hour window before it changes. She endeavors to create beautiful paintings that elicit an emotional response from the viewer. Anderson attended Occidental College for her ABA in Psychobiology and Cal State Long Beach for a BS in Health Care and her training in illustration and art.  She has traveled with her palette and sketchbook on 6 continents and her paintings are a personal diary of her travels."Painting is an endless pursuit that touches my soul.   My paintings are done primarily on location in the traditional style of California Impressionism.  I  learn  about light and color by working outdoors from direct observation and later translate my successes  into larger studio paintings.  I have a wanderlust spirit  that fits perfectly with an outdoor painter.  I feel inspired to capture the essence of the day through the illusion of brushstrokes and paint."
Raised in California, Kirsten Anderson says her favorite subjects are found along the coast, on the water, or in the water. “Sunlit figures, the ocean, the beach. I love the sun hitting bodies—it’s like painting nudes, but with bikinis.  And I like to paint boats.”
Anderson’s plein-air landscape and figurative work is an extension of her commercial-art background—she supplied California Pizza Kitchen with literally thousands of original paintings on 10-inch pizza boxes, featuring ingredients used in its restaurants.   Working fast to keep up with these orders developed her skill and technique, and it’s the kind of painting she still prefers today.  My artwork is placed  in Acapulco Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen and Marie Callendar's locations throughout the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and [...]

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