A Lifetime of Art & Design
Andrea is a professional artist and designer who turned five years at art college into a successful career as a commercial designer for local, national and international business. Inspired to return to swimming by London 2012, Andrea now combines her passion for painting with her relish for the open water, resulting in artwork that comes straight from the heart.
Born into a family of strong female swimmers and with an infectious enthusiasm for wild swimming, it’s hardly surprising that Andrea gives water a starring role in her art. With the exhilaration of a swim still fresh in her mind, Andrea utilises the unpredictability of watercolours and resistance techniques to capture an energy and excitement that every wild swimmer will recognise. While the scenes depicted in her work feel familiar, the unique viewpoint of an open water swim offers an unexpected perspective. The body of water is the focus here, with dry land given second billing. Keep an eye out for the unmistakable vivid yellow of her water thermometer and long-time swimming companion Ducky, who inhabits every piece.