Art by Andrea
Welcome to SFBayou - an ever-evolving website by a long-time San Francisco resident who relocated to Acadiana
Originally from NYC, I lived in the SF Bay Area for 25 years before moving to Lafayette, LA since 2003, where I continue to dance to Cajun & zydeco music, learned to play Cajun guitar & have settled into this vibrant Francophile community in the heart of Acadiana.
A museum visit in the Fall of 2013 made me want to learn how to draw, paint & keep a travel journal. A former museum curator, with a life-long interest in photography, I enjoyed creating ink drawings through high school (and even won an award in grade school) but had never painted before. The results of these interests are now featured on this website.
My artwork and photography is inspired by the world around me. Cajun & zydeco music, the swamps & Bayous of Acadiana, festivals, my travels, my gardens & 2 cats, all serve as subject material.
My current focus is on creating ink & watercolor drawings, although I have also been experimenting with painting using both oils and acrylics. Most of my photographic images are taken with a Canon DSLR. I find myself in a totally different headspace when I am taking photographs versus creating hand-made artworks. I enjoy them both.
You can check out my finished artwork and photographs at Andrea Rubinstein Fine Art or by clicking the Art by Andrea tab on this website. You might also like to check out my Facebook page where I post my 'sketch of the day'. Also, a selection of my greeting cards is available at my Etsy shop: