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Columbia Road Gallery, London    Forton Fine Art    Wychwood Art, Gloucestershire   NOA14, Somerset House, London  The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire     Lena Boyle, London   Lingwood Samuel Art, Surrey      Wyken Hall, Suffolk   Penny Fielding      AAF Battersea      Llewellyn Alexander, Waterloo      Olympia Fine Art& Antiques Fair    Byard Art, Cambridge   Reading Art Fair      Windsor Art Fair      Spitalfields Arts Market      E17Art Trail      Vestry House Museum      Deli Café, Walthamstow, London    WVWGalley, London

As a child one of Andrea’s earliest memories is of being in her neighbour’s vegetable patch, shoulder high in huge rhubarb plants. ‘I loved it there, playing in the mud between leafy plants and neat, ordered rows of seedlings. That sense of happiness and inspiration I get when being in a garden has remained throughout my life. I remember doing handstands when I was seven on the front lawn next to my mother’s hydrangea shrubs. There was a beautiful dark red peony bush outside the window and our garden was divided from our neighbours by a little wood of silver birch trees. Whenever I go into the garden or an outdoor space I draw, and that feeds into my work. I spent two weeks painting on an allotment as a student. For another college reportage project, I chose to draw my landlady’s Victorian terraced garden. I now have a garden of my own to inspire me’.

Andrea graduated from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, with a BA Honours Degree in Illustration. She then went on to gain a PGCE from Oxford University. Andrea lives, paints and teaches in London.