was born in Berkshire and moved to London
while training as a furniture and product designer at Kingston
University. On leaving college in 1990,
Andrea stayed in London
working as an interior designer. In 1999 she moved to Wivenhoe.
She now teaches on the Foundation Course at The School of Art Colchester
Institute. She also runs private art classes.
describe a situation in words feels like a long-winded and a possibly
confusing process to me. We can see from body language what may be ahead
but linguistically there is a single line of discovery. Only at the end of
an explanation can you have an overall idea of what has been described.
Words are susceptible to misinterpretation and deliberate interruption.
Pictures are more direct. The three-dimensional picture is the most direct
way of representing a problem as a whole concept and expressing it in one
easily digested format.”
I moved to Wivenhoe because of its proximity to the river and boats - the
craft of a beautifully designed boat for me reads like great poetry. Their
aesthetic is determined by their function, which becomes elegant in its
efficiency of material use. It is too seductive not to want to reproduce
in a sculptural way.”
primarily interested in colour and texture when it comes to photography. I
concern myself with detail and how simple everyday objects can turn into
art with the right light and composition.”
Old Bakery Gallery, 58 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7