About the Artist

It was the day mother decided to go through the treasures in the old cedar chest.
I stood in awe as she displayed roll after roll of grandmother’s paintings and then her own.

I wondered if I could ever do that.
I did my first oil painting
of the house across the street when I was 10 years old and have been painting ever since.”

Artist’s Biography

Andrea Oreck received formal training at the California College of Arts where she earned a BFA with honors.
After graduating, she traveled extensively in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the Pacific Islands. Since then she has exhibited her work in many solo and group shows, and now owns a thriving mural painting business.

Some clients include the former CEOs of ABC television and British Petroleum, Canada. Andrea lives near Sebastopol, California with her husband, Bill,  and their two Border Collies.

Education

California College of Arts BFA with honors 1986
Oakland, California

Santa Rosa Junior College AS with honors   1982
Santa Rosa, California

CSU Northridge Art Class for Exceptional High School Students 1970

Scholarships

Helen Jacott Portraiture Scholarship-  1985
Doyle Scholarship  1980
CSU Northridge Art Scholarship   1970

Exhibitions

Mural Exhibition
Marin Home and Garden Expo
Marin Civic Center
San Rafael, CA                               2007 to Present

Mural Exhibition
Sonoma County Home and Garden Show
Santa Rosa Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA                              2005 to Present

One person show of oil paintings and oil pastels,
Ebeauty Salon, Windsor CA                     2005

One person show of oil paintings and oil pastels,
WestAmerica Bank, Santa Rosa, CA        2005

One person show of oil paintings and oil pastels,
Elle Lui Salon, Santa Rosa, CA                   2000

“Paintings by Andrea Oreck”,
Millennium Arts Gallery, Sebastopol, CA    1999

Oreck began painting interior murals          1998

“Almost Edible Art”,
Oakville Gourmet Grocery, Healdsburg, CA   1998

“Sonoma Landscape Series”,
National Bank of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa, CA   1997

“The Portrait Series”,
National Bank of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa, CA   1997

“Natural Influence”,
Millennium Arts Gallery, Sebastopol, CA  1996

“Harvest Art”,
Millennium Arts Gallery”, Sebastopol, CA  1995

“Images of Friends and Strangers”,
Ben Lomond Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA  1987

“The Painter’s Exhibit”,
Isabel Percy Gallery, Oakland, CA  1986

“Exposure”,
The Artist’s Gallery, Oakland, CA  1985