Happy holidays!

I wanted to just take the time to say happy holidays and happy new year to all of my followers, students, friends, fellow  artists, family and anyone else that I know! I’m excited to start the new year being a mother and creating fabulous artwork in my  newly organized studio!

Winter classes start the second week in January at both of the locations that I teach at. The visual art center of New Jersey, at http://WWW.ArtCenterNew Jersey.org and  The Center for contemporary art at http://www.CCABedminster.org are both accepting registrations now online or by phone, please go to their websites to be able to do so. Classes fill up quickly and some are already full. Hope to see you in the new year!

Once again happy holidays and happy new year from my family and I!

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Pre-baby sale!

In preparation for our new baby boy arriving in just a few short weeks I am offering a special for custom commissions. If you place an order for a custom commission, (and yes gift certificates are included, so think holiday gifts), I will discount your order by 20%!

This offer is only good until our little boy arrives, so take advantage now! His due date is October 22, but who knows if he will make his arrival early or not! Check out my website for pricing, and toss me an email through my website on the contact page.

Please share ! Holidays are approaching!



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Whats new this summer 2014….

So this summer has been a nice mixture of just about everything. Summer camp at the VIsual Art Center of New Jersey has been in full swing since early July and has been keeping me super busy. Fall classes are ready and available for registration as well at both of the facilities I work at. HEre are the links to their sites.
Visual Art Center of New Jersey
Center for Contemporary Art

You can find allthe classes and workshop i am offering on my website under the classes area.

I offer many classes for all age groups in both evening and morning/afternoon time slots. I work in all mediums, so remember if there is a class that you would like to take but doesn’t mention a particular medium, remember you can always work in any medium in any of my classes!

I hope to see you in the Fall!

As for other news, I just finished up a commission, which will be delivered on wednesday. Cant wait to show the owners in person!
Here is a picture of it. ITs about 20 x 20 and in pastel on pastelmat paper.

Pastel 20"x2 0"

With a non art note, I have officially hit my third trimester! The second was fun, and started to get my bump. Our trip to register at Babies R Us was overwhelming, but good all in all. Here is a recent photo my husband took from last weekend.
28 weeks

Thats all for now! Follow my facebook for more updates!

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Summer Specials and Mid Year Sale!!!


Happy Summer!

This year has been quite a crazy one so far, one of the happy perks has been finding out I will be  a parent come October! FAll is usually when I  take on  a ton of commissions, which I will try my best to do but  I wanted to still suggest to people to get their  holiday and fall orders in  now to avoid  any rush, on both ends!

For the first time Im offering my  Mid year sale through Etsy.com. A super secure site, where i Have  sold work before. Everything is priced, and safe to order online. I have also included  a summer special or two.



Im offering for the first time my colored pencils as a commission medium option. I am also offering my pastel commission option which if you weren’t lucky enough to  grab last  holiday season, here is your chance!

My colored pencil Custom Commission option is for a 9″ x 12″ piece, subject of your choosing. The retail  for this is $300 but for a limited time you can get it for $250.00.

My pastel custom commission is  for a 9″ x 12″ piece, subject of your choosing. Retails for $225, and sale price of $175.

Orders can be made through etsy.com  using the  listing i created. If you find the listing is already bought, please notify me via andrea@agillustration.com and I can set another one up  or you can pay me directly.

This sale is important as all proceeds will go straight into my husbands and I’s baby fund which will help  with the hospital bills.

Thanks again  everyone for being amazing followers of my art! I truly appreciate it. If there are  any other pieces you have sen  me post  on my page that aren’t listed there  please msg me.



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Upcoming workshop updates!

Some exciting workshops coming up!

This Sunday, June 22, 10-4pm.
“Oil painting the right start”
All materials provided.
A perfect workshop for the true beginner with step by step instruction on the medium, brush handling, and color mixing.

Register at rartcenternj.org

At the Center for Contemporary Art I have two workshops coming up.

This Friday, June 20, 9:30-2:30
“Animal/Wildlife portraiture”
Any medium you choose to work in! A demo will be given in various mediums throughout the day.
A great workshop to understand how to draw various animal forms with focus on proportion, texture, and color.

Next Friday, June 27, 9:30-2:30
“Tying up loose ends”
A workshop to finish and resolve all lingering projects in any medium with the help of the instructor.

Register at ccabedminster.org

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Wildlife/animal portrait workshop next Friday!

I will be teaching a one day animal and wildlife portraiture workshop, next Friday from 9:30-2:30 at The Center for Contemporary Art. All the info is in the photo below. Register online or call 908.234.2345


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It’s a boy!

So last Saturday we had our gender reveal party. Basically how it worked was we had our ultrasound and had the ultrasound tech write the gender in an envelope. Sealed it. And then we gave it to our baker, who also baked our wedding cake two years ago! By no means did we know the gender, this was all a surprise to us as much as it was to the rest of our friends and family. So our baker, Tricia from Patty Cakes in Tewksbury, NJ made our cake, with blue or pink on the inside. She did a gorgeous job! Saturday we cut it open to find out what we would be having. It was a blue cake! So excited to be able to plan for our baby boy coming in October. Here is a pic from that day!


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New news about just about everything!

Happy spring!

I have some exciting news to share! Rob and I are officially expecting parents! Our little one will be arriving in October. Papi was our messenger to spread the news to our friends and family and now to you!


I will still be teaching in the fall and continuing to teach afterwards as well. So no worries to my current and future students!

Being in the middle of the spring semester right now, I wanted to share with you some workshop opportunities you might be interested in. I have four workshops coming up in June at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster NJ.
June 6 – Friday – 9:30-2:30 – Art of Colored Pencils
June 13 -Friday -9:30-2:30 – Perspective for the Petrified
June 20 – Friday -9:30-2:30 – Wildlife Portraiture
June 27- Friday – 9:30-2:30 – Tying up loose ends

For more information such as descriptions, cost, and to register, visit ccabedminster.org

More updates on classes, workshops and other progressions in the next blog update! Until then, happy painting ;)

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Some New News!

Hello  everyone! HEre is  some updated info  on  upcoming/current and recent events!

I am proud to announce I am currently having a show at the Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery located  at 1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza in New Brunswick, NJ. More information on  calling for appointment and  phone numbers, please check out the info on my  website HERE.

That show will be up until March 7th. Check it out if you can, I have various  new works  in the show focusing on my rural barn and country theme, along with several of my animal portraits.

I am also pleased to announce my adult students that take my classes at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey are having a show ath the Papermill Playhouse located in Millburn at 22 Brookside Drive. Their work  will be up  from Feb 19- to March 23. There will be an opening reception preceding the opening night of the  play, “The Other Josh Cohen” on February 23 from 5-6 pm. Hope to see you there!  For  more info about this show, visit my website, HERE.

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Winter 2014 Classes begin in just a couple of weeks!

Happy Holidays to  all my followers! I wanted to send a post  out about my upcoming classes I am offering in the new year starting early January!.

I will be offering classes at the two  regular locations as well as  be available for private lessons as well. I will be offering several of my returning classes, as well as a  few new ones. Below I have listed  them  organized into their location.

Some classes are already full with waiting lists,  some  have  room for registration. Please make sure you register soon to reserve your spot. I also am offering workshops. Those can be found on my website along with  the info I have posted here. www.agillustration.com

Visual Art Center of New Jersey – Summit, NJ –www.artcenternj.org – 908.273.9121


Drawing for Painters Wednesdays 9:30-12 

Painting the realistic Approach Wednesdays 12:30-3 (**NEW CLASS**)

Seeing in Color Thursdays 12:30-3


Mini Masters Mondays 3:30-5 ages 6-9

Drawing the Next Step  Monday 5:30-6:30 ages 6-9

Animal Portraiture 3:45-5:15 Wednesday ages 7-10

Painting like the Pros 5:30-6:30 Wednesday ages 7-10

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting Thursday 4- 5:30 ages 11-13

Art of Drawing Saturdays 10- 11:30 ages 11-13

Art of Painting Saturdays 12-1:30 ages 11-13


Fabulous World of Watercolor Mondays 7-9 ages 13+ (**NEW CLASS**)

Drawing and Painting for Teens Thursdays 6-8 Ages 13+ 

Portfolio Development Saturdays 2-4 ages 13+


The Center for Contemporary Art  – Bedminster, NJ – www.ccabedminster.org – 234.2345

Morning Oil Painting Tuesday 10-12:30

Evening Oil painting Tuesday 6:30-9

Animal Portraiture Fridays 10- 12:30

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