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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
– Oscar Wilde

Andrew Roy

Andrew Roy


Born and raised in Alaska, Andrew has traveled extensively throughout the United States and in six continents. Residing in Santa Barbara since 2012, Andrew previously lived not only in Alaska, but also in Hawaii, Texas, Washington, and Irvine California. Informed by experiences such as falling into a glacial crevasse, Andrew believes, like Oscar Wilde, that “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

Andrew’s abstract art evokes dreams, memories, joy, passion, despair, nature, longing, change, and beginnings. Like Alfred North Whitehead, Andrew feels that “Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure, a sense of nothing having been done before, of complete freedom to experiment….” Andrew’s art communicates universally and intensely the desire to explore, feel, and connect.

Throughout his art, Andrew’s vibrant use of colors and provocative shapes are based on the beauty and strong imagery of his memories, surroundings, and imagination. Using predominantly oil pastels on Bristol paper and acrylics on large canvases, Andrew’s art is muscular and intimate at the same time, while always being original and moving.

Throughout the United States, Andrew’s stunning work is displayed in many private collections. His prize winning art has also been featured in numerous galleries and shows, in First Thursday and First Friday openings, and in conference rooms and other locations. Andrew has been selected as a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Abstract Art Collective.

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