Andy Skaff’s love of the West provides the inspiration for his light- filled, vibrant landscapes. By painting outdoors in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and throughout the West, he has developed an appreciation for the color and beauty of the western landscape. His paintings convey the clear sense of strong color and deep contrasts, which he sees in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona.
Andy works in oils in the Plein Air tradition. He began college as an art major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Although he enjoyed a successful law practice, Andy never lost interest in painting and collecting art. After 34 years, he decided to pursue his passion on a full-time basis. He has studied extensively with painter Kevin Macpherson. Andy also enjoys the encouragement and moral support of his wife, two daughters and son-in-law. Andy is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, and the North Tahoe Arts Association. He is also a volunteer fireman at Lake Tahoe’s Meeks Bay Fire District.
In 2005 and 2006, Andy’s paintings were shown in several solo exhibitions in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. In 2007, his paintings were selected for an exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum, the Oil Painters of America Western Regional exhibit in Santa Barbara and for the 2007 Sunset Magazine Western Idea House in Truckee.
Information courtesy of Jim Andrus