Watercolors, acrylics, mixed media
Art Sample
Old Growth - watercolor by Andrea Traphagen
Lost Treasures
Andrea Traphagen paints in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and describes her style as impressionism with magical realism.  Her 'Eclectic Collection' are displayed in Astoria, Oregon at the 'Sea Gypsy' and with South Beach Arts Association in Wesport, WA.

Teaching Goals:

  • To provide students with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities
  • To encourage self expression through interactive artistic learning and to share the ”fun”
  • world of creativity



  • Peninsula Arts Association (P.A.A.) 40th anniversary Fall Show (2010) Best of Show “San Francisco Morning”
  • Numerous awards with Peninsula Arts Association (2008 -2012)
  • The Glatt House Gallery, Woodburn, Oregon Watercolor Art Show (2000) -- 1st Place “Fairy Tale Falls” -- 3rd Place “Gold Coast”
  • Southern Washington Artists (S.W.A.) 38th annual Winter Art Show (2000) -- 1st Place “Emerald Passage”
  • Columbia Artist Association 23rd annual Spring Show (1999)
  • Sponsors Award “Emerald Island”


Events and Memberships:

  • Featured Artist at P.A.A. Spring Show (2011)
  • Featured Artist at The Sea Gypsy, Seaside, Oregon “Art Walk” October (2010)
  • Exhibition Artist at Bay Avenue Gallery, Ocean Park, Wa. (2011 - 2023)
  • Featured Artist at The Sea Gypsy, Astoria, Oregon (2014 - Present)
  • Exhibition Artist at Saturday Market, Port of Ilwaco, Wa. (2009 - 2010)
  • Continuing Membership with Peninsula Arts Association (2008 - 2012)
  • Past Membership with Southwest Washington Watercolor Association (S.W.W.A.) (1992 - 2007)
  • Exhibition Artist at Turquoise House, 130 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, NM (2019 - 2022)
  • Artist Prints on display at the Ella Gray Home & Gifts, 210 N. First St., Kalama, WA (2019 - 2022)
  • South Beach Arts Association, Westport, WA (2022 - Present)
  • Battle Ground Art Alliance (2024 - Present)


Education and Workshops:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Art University of Oregon, Eugene (1966 - 1970)
  • Watercolor Workshop from Michael Schlitching (Artist) Sitka in Newport, Oregon (1998)
  • Watercolor Workshop from Lee Bowman (Artist) Clark College in Vancouver, Washington (1998)
  • Taught a Watercolor Workshop Demo with Peninsula Arts Association in Ocean Park, Washington -- (2011) and with Columbia College in Longview, Washington (1998)
  • Taught a Watercolor Workshop, Battle Ground MHC, WA (2023)