Infused with the Stanford Spirit
A love of the Stanford experience is infused in Drue's paintings. A Stanford graduate, Drue has been a witness to both grand historic moments and the soft intimate whispers of the Quad. Her brush has caressed the red roofs and sandstone curves as well as the contours of the Stanford spirit itself. Resonating with those who share her passion for The Farm, Drue's paintings have captured the imagination of the concentric rings of the global Stanford Family.
Drue's Stanford paintings are highly sought-after and valued by alums, friends of the University and collectors. She began chronicling the Stanford landscape during her college years and continues to capture the energy of Silicon Valley that emanates from the historic landmarks, stories and personalities. Distilling quintessential Stanford places in ebony ink, Drue's brush strokes invite the viewer's treasured memories of Mem Chu, Palm Drive, Old Union, Hoover Tower, and the Quad.
Extensive Research on Stanford
Drue's brush, dipped in years of research and reflection on the essence of Stanford is influenced by time spent with university archivists, Presidents and Deans, Trustees, distinguished alums, Nobel Prize winners, leading-edge scholars, entrepreneurs, and students. Drawn to Stanford's stunning campus architecture, she captures the sandstone textures in a new but timeless way.
High Profile Stanford Commissions
Her numerous high-profile commissions for various Stanford University groups and organizations have earned high praise. Over 28 commemorative prints along with other printed artwork are permanently archived in The Department of Special Collections in Stanford University Libraries. Stanford's Faculty Club has permanently installed a collection of these sold-out commemorative prints.
Stanford Athletic Department Commissions
Stanford McClatchy Series Commissions
Paintings Installed on Campus
Many of Drue's paintings are permanently installed on the Stanford Campus:
The Unfinished Dream: Drue's millennial portrait of Dr. King, commissioned by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Brushed by Sun and Sandstone: Drue was selected to paint a tribute to President Gerhard Casper when he left office.
I Ring for Peace Alone: The Hoover Institution commissioned this painting of the Hoover Carillon along with paintings of Herbert Hoover and Hoover Tower.
Poised on the 21st Century: Electrical Engineering commissioned her to paint the David Packard Engineering Building in time for its opening during the 1999 Commencement festivities.