Hi, I'm Andrea Rubinstein....

I loved to draw growing up but, as so often happens, life got in the way and eventually I stopped.

Then, shortly after I retired, I saw a friend’s travel sketchbook and was inspired to start one myself. I began carrying a small sketchbook with me and, using mostly watercolor and ink, I began to sketch things in my everyday life that captured my attention or seemed significant. By forcing me to closely pay attention to the moment, I quickly realized that these sketches, no matter how wonky they were, created more vivid memories for me than all those quick photographs I had been taking. I was hooked!

Eventually I felt the desire to expand beyond my daily sketchbook practice and make paintings using only watercolor. I now find the immediacy, transparency and unpredictability of the watercolor medium fascinating & the challenge it presents to “go with the flow” quite satisfying.

Beyond this, I would say my artwork has been inspired by the distinctive places I have lived, including New York, San Francisco, SW Florida, Phoenix, Michigan, SW Louisiana and now Princeton Junction, my travels, my love of nature & my two crazy cats.

I hope you enjoy my artwork as much as I do creating it.

My Life as an Artist....


Master’s of Museum Practice, University of Michigan

Professional Experience

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, NEA Intern

Phoenix Art Museum, Registrar & Assistant Curator

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folk Life Park, Board of Directors


  • 2017 Lafayette Art Association, Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, LA

  • 2017 Lafayette Watercolor Society, Lafayette, LA

  • 2017 Fine Arts Co-op Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, LA

  • 2019 Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, Blackwell Mills Canal House, Somerset, NJ

  • 2019 Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, "Autumn Splendor", Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ

  • 2021 Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, “Friends of Color”, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ

  • 2021, Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, Parsonage Barn, Cranbury, NJ

  • 2022, Mercer County Senior Art Show

  • 2022, Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, “Back to the Palette”, Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury, NJ

  • 2023, Artists Circle Group Show, Village Grande at Bear Creek, Princeton Junction, NJ

  • 2023, Watercolorists Unlimited Group Show, Cranbury Public Library, NJ

Workshop Education

  • Susan Crouch

  • Evelyn Dunphy

  • Jean Haines

  • Joyce Hicks

  • Tom Powers

  • David Rankin

  • James Richards

  • Shari Blaukoph

On-line Education

  • Sketchbook Skool

  • Laure Ferlita

  • Jane LaFazio

  • James Richards

  • Hazel Soan

  • Liz Steel

  • Jean Haines

  • Angela Fehr

  • Brenda Swenson

  • Andy Evansen

  • Pamela Harnois

  • David J. Rodgers

My watercolor palette
My watercolor palette