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Andrea wedell


Andrea is the daughter and grand-daughter of artists and architects. Growing up, she was surrounded by strong willed artists, and grew to hold beauty, balance and a commitment to art as the guiding forces in her own life.

When her grandfather, Alexander Stoller sold half of his land in the Berkshire mountains to cast one of his largest marble sculptures in bronze, it was acquired by the American Embassy in Paris.

Andrea attended the opening ceremony, and shortly after, captivated by the magnitude of culture available in Europe, uprooted from her native California and moved to Paris. The France adventure spanned 27 years before she moved back to her much loved California in 2013.


Andrea has a bachelor of Arts from UCLA, and while in Paris, she studied under acclaimed Beaux Art teachers Michele Massiou and Jacqueline Guillermain for over 10 years. 


She began exhibiting regularly at the Grand Marche d’Art Contemporain in Paris, before becoming a permanent artist with Galerie BE Espace also in Paris for 10 years. Her work has been published by Les Editions Arcadia in France. In California, she was a featured artist at Toadfish Contemporary Gallery in Sausalito, has shown with Desta Gallery in San Anselmo, and is an artist with SFMoma Artist’s gallery in San Francisco.


Inspired by movement, rhythm, color and mood, her style is improvisational, moving through joyful chaos to studied balance. The subject matter that emerges through that back and forth process are the pivotal moments that have shaped her life experience.

Abstract Lights



I’ve always sought out rich experience above all other life pursuits; the impulse to uncover these internalized moments, and to revisit them, stimulates my impulse to paint.  

I improvise, and in a way I dance, laying down a foundation, and building on it, moving backwards and forwards. A background in theater and dance makes me particularly sensitive to rhythm, staging, and timing in my painting. I create drama. By juxtaposing layer after layer of a rich color and allowing it to shift as the light and mood changes (much like the fog in my native Bay Area),  I enhance the theatricality of my work.


I use thin layers, opaque ones, scribbled pencil lines, bold strokes, soft ones, and value changes, often destroying the work, then starting over. I draw on a variety of painting techniques including brushed gestures, cold wax applied with brayers, and paint spread with just my hand. I study the work as it comes out the other side of all this, building on my changing sense of harmony, evolving my visual vocabulary, all in search of a deeper meaning that will connect me to something larger than myself.


2023 Salon i Ice House Gallery i Petaluma CA - group

2023 Summer Salon i Gray Loft Gallery i Oakland CA - group

2022 -Distant Memory I Visionary Projects I New York - online

2021 - Making Connections, Desta Gallery | Mill Valley, CA - group

2019 - Current Abstractions, Gray Loft Gallery | Oakland, CA - group

2018 - Exquisite Little Things, Gray Loft Gallery | Oakland, CA - group

2018 - Relevance, Women Expressed, Desta Gallery | San Anselmo, CA - group

2017 - Contemporary Abstractions, Toadfish Gallery | Sausalito CA - group

Reality, Memory and Fiction, Desta Gallery | San Anselmo, CA - group

2016 - Abstractions, Toadfish Gallery | Sausalito, CA - group

2013 - Gallery Artists Group Show, Gallery BE Espace | Paris, France - group

2012 - Abstractions en Pastel, Galerie La Dame du Castellet | Provence, France - solo

2011 - L’art de Voir, Gallery Nadine | Paris, France - group

Gallery Artists Group Show, Gallery BE Espace | Paris, France - group

2010 - Le Tarot, Gallery BE Espace | Paris, France - solo

2009 - Gallery Artists Group Show, Gallery BE Espace | Paris, France - group

2007 - Le Grand Marche D’art Contemporain | Paris, France - fair


Atelier Malutra, Painting, Drawing | Paris, France, 2002 - 2010

Represented by


Desta Gallery | Mill Valley, CA



SF MOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, Gallery BE Espace, Paris France


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