The countdown has begun: Art Studio Views tour is in 3 weeks.

It’s time to introduce our followers to the “Class of 2017”. You can also find more information on our website.

Meet Andrea Alvin, whose Rhinebeck studio is near the Kingston Bridge. California-born and raised, with a degree from the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Alvin spent the early years of her career as an animation designer and layout artist for many national commercials and television shows.

As a fine artist, her work is recognized and exhibited throughout the United States. She is known for her portrayal of everyday objects from nostalgic popular culture – candy, junk food and toys – painted in a style located somewhere between 19th-century Impressionism and more modern Photorealism.

“Beyond simple representation, I try to capture the childlike feeling of delving into another world where we are safe, solitary adventurers gazing up at the next great Wonder – staged and lit and ready for it’s close up.”

You will also have a rare opportunity to meet her late-husband John through his giclees and posters from his work at the Disney studios.

“Creating the promise of a great experience” is how John Alvin described his role as the preeminent designer and illustrator of cinema art in the last century. He designed and illustrated some of the world’s most widely recognizable movie art.

Of the more than 120 film campaigns he created, some of the most notable are: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, ET, Blade Runner, Disney’s Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.

Alvin also produced many special works for the Star Wars phenomenon. His Star Wars Concert and Star Wars Tenth Anniversary Poster are among the most collectible Star Wars art in the market today.