Andrée Cohen – Painter

Yikes, Stripes! Andrée Cohen’s Whimsical Arizona series traverses stripes, contours, and lines in outrageous colors on  animals, mountains, and rock formations. It explores other whimsey, such as cats with reading glasses, a quail examining a pizza moon, an eagle with a box of chicken in its’ talons.
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Working in oils, she explores facial nuances through colors, lines and shapes, human (and sometimes animal) emotions, and whimsical Arizona landscapes with humorous undertones. Andrée captures the expressions on people’s faces, through fantastical colors, when they are surprised, hysterical, embarrassed, mortified, or caught off-guard, so to speak.
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, her art reflects the color and festivity of that city. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where her paintings, prints, and sculpture were exhibited in the Meadows Museum of Art and the SMU School of Business.  She attended the Sedona Summer Colony Artists Residency in 2018 by invitation.  Her paintings were most recently displayed at the City of New Orleans  Annual Juried Art Exhibit and the Prescott Valley, Arizona, Public Library. By invitation, Andrée  gave a presentation of her work and inspiration to paint to the Town of Prescott Valley, Arts and Culture Commission in April 2018. Her paintings and prints are currently exhibited at the Prescott Valley Public Library and Arts Prescott Gallery.
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Andrée’s painting Let’s Eat Worm was selected for inclusion in the 31st Annual Northern National Art Competition in the Northwoods Gallery in Wisconsin.
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As Andrée likes to say, “Painting is a visceral experience for me. Like eating the icing off cake, sweet and creamy, it makes me smile.”