Anderson Debernardi was born on the 12th of June ,1968 in Orellana (Distrito de Vargas Guerra) a small town near Ucayali river in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest . When he was 5 years old his family moved to Iquitos. Andy started primary school in Teniente Luis Clavero and at age 11 the entire family again relocated to Pucallpa. He completed primary school in Centro Educativo 65003, better known as 1220. He attended secondary school at the ‘Great United Scholars’ FAUSTINO MALDONADO graduating in 1987. A particularly gifted student during primary and secondary school, Andy won many local art competitions.
Andy was one of 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 main teachers. In 1992 he was invited along with Pablo Amaringo and two other members of the Usko-Ayar School to Tampere, Finland. In 1995 Andy painted a large 20 square meters mural for the South American Building of the Helsinki Zoo. Andy was later commissioned to paint 16 murals in the South American and African building over the course of 5 years. This work has been presented many times in Finland, where Andy is a very well-known artist. Along with numerous exhibitions in Peru, in cultural institutions and diplomatic circles, his work has also been shown in the United States. He has also participated in different editions of the Noche de Arte en Lima organized by USAFIS. His international activity is quite well known in Washington, Wyoming (Cheyenne), Colorado (Denver), Japan, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Colombia.
Andy’s paintings have been used in scientific publications, such as the Field Guide to the Birds of Peru, by doctors James Clements and Noam Shany. He was also the illustrator for a book sponsored by the United Nations, the Finnish Embassy and the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. He also produced illustrations for publishing house, Inner Traditions which were used for 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. He is currently living with his family in Lima. For more information email via the contact form or call him on 51-1-5501487.
Anderson Debernardi's amazing and breathtaking paintings take us directly into the realms of mystery and enchantment unfolded by Ayahuasca, the sacred brew of the Amazon. For those who
have already begun to explore those realms these images offer poignant and powerful reminders. For those who have yet to experience them Debernardi's paintings are a haunting invitation to share
the magic.Graham Hancock author of Supernatural: Meetings with
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Anderson Debernardi is a gifted visionary artist who learned his craft under the instruction of the Master, Don Pablo Amaringo. DeBernardi is clearly Pablo's heir apparent; and as sometimes happens, Andy's work is if anything superior to that of his teacher. He uses his training under Pablo as the platform to depict cosmic dimensions of incredible beauty. Take time out to enjoy his work, and to ponder.Dr. Dennis J. McKennaPH.D