Mary Ellen Andrews


"The painting process is an adventure, an exploratory and problem-solving journey where risks are taken, ideas tested, strengths and flaws revealed. The end result is a unique expression conveyed in paint and paper. I invite the viewer of my art to bring his unique experience to it and share my adventure; wonder at the shape of a tree, travel a road, discover the mystery."



Western Colorado Watercolor Society Signature Member
Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) Signature Member
Outsiders Member


Mary Ellen Andrews, a resident of Grand Junction, CO, holds a B.A. Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a degree in Graphic Design from the Colorado Institute of Art.  She continued her education in Fine Art with graduate studies and workshops in the United States and Brazil.  She taught Art in public and private schools here and in South America.  Mary Ellen worked in advertising, jewelry and window design before operating a free-lance design business from her mountain home on the Front Range.


Today she devotes her artistic endeavors to the Fine Arts.  Her work reflects an interest in the creative interpretation of the subject matter.  She is inspired by the beautiful vistas of the San Juan Mountains and open landscapes and wine country of Colorado's Western slope, the Southwestern landscape, and the European villages and seacoasts, where she travels.  Her paintings have received awards in regional and national juried shows, have been selected for purchase awards, chosen for traveling exhibits and published in international art magazines. 

2009 National Watermedia Exhibition Helen Watrous Award