Remembering Andrea Burden

While we’ve all probably grown tired of hearing about swine flu, or H1N1, and being reminded to sneeze on our sleeves, wash hands regularly etc.

Andrea Burden from

Andrea Burden from

I was shocked to learn on Monday, that Sunday evening local illustrator, artist and mother, Andrea Burden had died on Sunday of bacterial menangitis. Although not as contagious as H1N1, Bacterial Meningitus is spread in much the same way.

Andrea’s work featured a mystical style that combined oil painting with digital photography and photoshop. While the home page on her website currently contains details of today’s funeral. You can view examples of her work using this link. Andrea was the illustrator for Jane Bozarths “The Fairy Godmother Academy” series of books, of which books #2 and #3 will be available in 2010, published by Random House. She was also one of the major contributors to Evilution, at the Austin Music Hall back in 1999.

Portal and Friends has posted a remembrance set of beautiful photographs of a beautiful woman, and another set of her beautiful art. on flickr. In many ways, her art was a view into her innerself. Andreas was just 40 when she died. I hope in death her surroundings are as beautiful as her life.

{thanks to Mike at Launch787 for notifying me about Andrea}

3 Comments so far

  1. Triman (unregistered) on December 8th, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    Mike G., one of my facebook friends left this comment against the link to this metblogs entry.

    “So many beautifull people live such short lives but burn equally as brightly with their passing as they did whilst walking this fab planet……”

  2. carri (unregistered) on December 8th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

    Those from her childhood miss her dearly. Many blessings to her children.

  3. Sandie Nieves (unregistered) on December 10th, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    I am still in shock. I just met Andrea at Eastside a few weeks ago and bought 2 8×10’s and a canvas 16×20. I picked up the canvas tuesday from the framers and immediately hung it in my studio. I am sad that she is gone. Although I had just met her it felt like I had known her all my life. She was gentle and friendly and spent lots of time with me at Big Red Sun. I feel very grateful that I got to meet her. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. My heart strings are pulling. I’m so sad… in peace Andrea. Sandie

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