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. Upon graduating in April 2014Andrea was awarded the William and Mary Corcoran award as a student of excellence and ‘Best in Show’ at the Sheridan Faculty of Craft and Design Graduate exhibition. In June 2014 Andrea travelled to the USA to receive a First place award for textile print design from the International Textile Market Association. As a member of the Contemporary Textile Co-operative in Toronto, Andrea focuses on the production of bespoke printed fabrics, promoting herself as a freelance surface and textile designer whilst continuing in her own studio practice.
Chair covered in Hellebores ( grey ) fabric
'Hellebores' . Digital fabric design on linen.
'Hellebores': Digital fabric design on linen
Hand embroidery on screen printed silk overlaying digitally printed linen
Pigment on silk overlaying screen printed Linen.
Winter garden sample. Pigment on silk overlaying discharged dye on Linen
Native Trees of Ontario: Oak, Maple and Birch
This collection has been inspired by the beauty of the Northern Georgian Bay landscape.
Simply Pine. Taupe. Digital fabric design
Rose print. Digital print on Silk
Hand and Lock embroidery competition submission
detail for 'Hand and Lock' submission
Kew Sketches. Hand screen printed dye on Linen
Kew sketches collection. Hand screen printed dye on linen