in her 1800’s farm house in Boxley, Buffalo National River. She discovered her love and affinity for visual arts as a student at Henderson College in Arkadelphia then worked as a graphic artist at advertising agencies, art studios and an architectural and engineering design firm. Andrews also attended graduate school at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where she was a student of Grace Hartigan, a member of the second wave of abstract impressionist painters in New York City. Andrews’ art can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the country.
“My paintings come from the need to make a mark, like drawing in the dirt, or like scratches made on cave walls, a primal drive to create something out of emotions, to make the spirit visible. Cave drawings, rock art, marks made in the ground, old sidewalks, floors and walls that reflect the history of time, these all inspire me. I work from my dreams, surroundings and family life, or just from the pleasure of using color, line and form. The response that you as the viewer make to any of these artworks expresses your connection to them. Creation is all around.”