Anderson Debernardi is a master visionary artist from Peru. He was one of the founding students of the Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting, which was established in 1988 in the city of Pucallpa by Pablo Amaringo and Luis Eduardo Luna. He held key roles in the project as the financial administrator, as well as one of the primary teachers.
In 1995 Andy painted a large, 20-square-meter mural for the South American Building of the Helsinki Zoo. Andy commissioned to paint 16 murals in the South American and African buildings over five years.
Andy is a worldwide known master artist. His paintings have been used in scientific publications, the Finnish Embassy and the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
Anderson produced the illustrations for the publishing house Inner Traditions. Those illustrations were the covers of Inner Paths to Outer Space, written by Rick Strassman MD, Slawek Wojtowicz MD, Luis Eduardo Luna, and Ede Frecska, and the book Psychotropic Mind written by Jeremy Narby, Jan Kounen, and Vincent Ravalee.
Anderson is a strong advocate for the preservation of the rainforest and sees the medicinal and visionary plants as a gift from nature. He hopes we can all see the rain forest as a sacred resource that must be protected.
Andy was invited to make art exhibitions around the globe including live painting, presentations at different international festivals in Alto Paraiso, Brazil, BOOM Festival in Portugal, and Australia. He has also participated in Envision Festival in Costa Rica and Psy-Fi in Holland.
In 2015 Anderson’s art was included in an exhibition at the Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA.