A Southern California native, Yomtob graduated cum laude fromART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN in Pasadena.
Her paintings & illustrations are known for their VIBRANT COLORS and BOLD TEXTURES.
Frequently, Yomtob interweaves elements of SYMBOLIC and MYTHICALimagery with subjects of NATURE and RENEWAL, often characterized asMAGICAL REALISM.
Her art techniques employ different methods of application. The OIL & WAX technique involves an intricate method of layering and scratching line patterns. This technique was passed on to her by mentor, Nicaraguan painter Omar d’Leon. Her original INK technique involves fine tipped sienna and black inks delicately applied to handmade Japanese paper.
Her paintings can be found in the permanent collections of MUSEUMS throughout California including Carnegie Museum of Art in Oxnard, CA. and Ventura County Museum of Art. She exhibits regularly in Los Angeles and Monterey, among other galleries.
In addition to her fine art, Yomtob is a published children’s book illustrator as well as an animator for popular children’s shows including Spongebob SquarePants, Dora The Explorer, Kung Fu Panda, and many more.
Yomtob currently resides in Tarzana, CA.
Omar d’Leon and Andrea Yomtob in his studio, Camarillo, CA – 2014