Following a one year foundation course in Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Arts( Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Kingston University in the UK. Whilst working for design studios in London ( UK) and Toronto her clients have included The Four Seasons Hotel group, Marks and Spencer, Safeway PLC and Second Cup . Andrea's work has been published in magazines such as Canadian House and Home, Toronto Life, Chatelaine and EnRoute . On moving to Canada in 1991 Andrea continued to work as a freelance designer and illustrator. In 2011, the desire to push her work in a new direction resulted in a return to art college to study textiles at Sheridan College in Oakville. She was the recipient of the 'Silent Night Award' as a student of excellence in her second year. Upon graduation Andrea, plans to focus on the production of bespoke printed fabrics for the interior and fashion market whilst promoting her surface designs and continuing in her own studio practice.