Style: Portrait, Anatomy
Background: Andrew Ameral was born in San Francisco, California in 1969.
Education: It was obvious to family and friends, since his childhood, Andrew’s passion for drawing. However, it would not be until Andrew was 25 years old when he would finally enroll in art school and receive the formal training he craved.
Andrew graduated with honors in 2000 from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in Oakland, CA. While a senior at CCAC, Andrew was frustrated by the lack of real traditional training and took a leave of absence to further his studies abroad. He soon enrolled in The Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Florence, Italy. The FAA introduced Andrew to sound fundamental skills and techniques he so very much craved. After studying in Florence for a year, he reluctantly returned home to California.
In 2002, Andrew returned to The Florence Academy of Art to continue his academic training.
Achievements: In six years, not only would Andrew finish the drawing and painting program offered at the FAA but also become their Director of Anatomy and one of their principle drawing instructors. Andrew developed and created an artistic anatomy and écorché course for the FAA uniquely his own, one that would be appreciated by the many students whom he has taught during his years living in Florence.
Andrew has finally returned home to California. He paints and teaches at a private studio in the
Andrew has received awards for his figure drawings including scholarships from the Art Renewal Center and the Stacey Foundation. He has a number of paintings and drawings that are privately owned in Europe and the United States.