Whitney is a self-taught multi-disciplinary fine artist practicing in the mediums of drawing since she was 3, painting since she was 15 and collage since she was 27. Born in Alaska into a 3rdgeneration commercial fishing family and raised in Mukilteo, WA, she attended Duke University on athletic scholarship and in 2009 received her B.A. in Fine Arts. Whitney’s signature style is contemporary realism with a flare of pop-cultural nostalgia. She considers herself as “old school, raw and a purist” in that she does not intermix different mediums or partake in the liberties of this modern tech era to achieve her collage masterpieces: everything is free-handed and that stems from the thousands of hours refining her fundamental art skills over the past 25years. This is reflected early on in her childhood: “I didn’t like coloring books or tracing, I was always a blank, white slate kid.” Her blue-collar upbringing also prepared her way as an artist. There were no shortcuts to being successful: pure passion, drive and long hours make up a signature Whitney L Anderson art piece.
She has displayed her work nationally including Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver and in various venues throughout her home city of Seattle. She displayed in her first international exhibit back in her ancestrial homeland of Sweden two years ago. Her goals are to exhibit in Copenhagen and New York City in 2020.