Andrea Placer

Andrea is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA, CPX), and an elected artist member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the American Artists Professional League.

Recent awards and honors include:
2016-Published in CP Treasures, Vol.IV
2nd Place Graphic/Mixed Media, CLWAC Member’s Exhibition
Finalist in Richeson75 Landscape Exhibition 2016
1st Place Drawing & Judges Choice,St. Catherine of Bologna Art Fair
Award of Excellence, Artavita Intt’l Competition
Awarded CPX Honor Status by Colored Pencil Society of America
Finalist, Richeson75 Int’l Small Works 2016
2015 Focus NJ - 1st Place Drawing
Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2015, Meritorious Entry
Light, Space & Time 2015 Figurative Competition, Special Merit Award
Featured Artist,May 2015 Colored Pencil Magazine
Light, Space & Time Cityscapes 2015 - 2ndPl. Painting; 3rd Place overall
2015 Richeson75 Online Still Life & Floral 2015Competition - Meritorious Entry
2015 Honorable Mention - Salmagundi Club’s “Urban Life” Exhibition
2015 Canson Award for Excellence - CPSA Explore This! 11


Recent Color Drawings

These drawings represent recent work using colored pencil on varied substrates (e.g. drafting film, tinted pastel paper, hot pressed paper). Several have been published and/or received awards and recognition in national and international competitions/exhibitions. All images © Andrea Placer

Worn Out Welcome “Worn Out Welcome”

Inspired by a trip to Pennsylvania to view abandoned barns and farm houses. This combination of weathered wood, color, and the melancholy mood of better times contrasted with present conditions, moved me.

Waiting at 9th St. Station “Waiting at 9th St. Station”

The scene at this subway station in NYC was visually intriguing. I reacted to the lines, colors, and the other-worldly feeling of the moment.

Painted Rock on the Colorado “Painted Rock on the Colorado”

The rugged cliffs along the Colorado River are for me, an example of Nature's abstract qualities. I reacted to the colors, lines, and patterns they contain.

At Rest on Rusted Metal “At Rest on Rusted Metal”

A "still life" encountered while walking along a wooded path; the former site of a farm. This rusted piece of farm equipment was a beautiful surface for the fallen leaves.