Andrea Bijou

Andrea is an award-winning artist—her artwork has been included in galleries and shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor mediums with a focus on abstracted botanicals. 

She is inspired by the healing aspects of nature and light. Her wet watercolor technique portrays colorful botanical plants fading into a wall of shadows and light we often see in grouped plants. Her botanicals expand into water and sprout from nothing, highlighting the resiliency of nature and life. Much of her work reveals deeper personal development work, visually characterizing what inner growth looks like.

Andrea is also the author of the The Peaceful Botanicals JournalGluten-Free Dining in Seattle, and the forthcoming book, Go Back to the Beginning, an illustrated story book and journal for people who suffer from depression.  

Andrea began her career as both a print and TV journalist covering crime, then transitioned to work for Fortune 100 companies as a social media strategist. She is currently writing on the topic of mindfulness and mental health. Her written works have been most recently published on Thrive Global and Stigma Fighters and over the course of her career in environmental magazines, monthly journals, online NBC affiliates, Amazon, Microsoft, and her own personal blogs. 

On her free time, Andrea studies Eastern philosophies, psychology, travels, practices art, and creative writing. Andrea also enjoys investing in lower income communities as an art, business and technology mentor.