Andrea Yomtob was born and raised in Southern California.
Her COLORFUL and MULTI-LAYERED paintings can be found in the permanent collections of MUSEUMS throughout California including Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA. and Museum of Ventura County . She exhibits regularly in Los Angeles and Monterey, among other galleries.
Much of her work incorporates mythology, symbolism, nature and the concepts of renewal. She draws much inspiration from Symbolist painters, nature, and historical symbolism found in various cultures.
OIL & WAX technique involves an intricate method of layering and scratching line patterns in her paintings. This technique was passed on to her by mentor, Nicaraguan painter Omar d’Leon , whom she’s been studying with since the early 90’s.
INK technique involves fine tipped sienna and black inks delicately applied to handmade Japanese paper.
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. Her children’s book illustrations employ a multi-step technique of INK & ACRYLIC ON WOOD, explained in her BLOG.
Yomtob currently resides with her husband and son in Los Angeles, CA.