Andrea grew up in a creative household and loved drawing animals as a child. As an adult, she began painting en plein air, or painting landscapes from life, under the instruction of Kim Barrick. It’s only been in recent years that she began utilizing her in-home studio more and has begun creating studio pieces, as well. Andrea has become totally immersed in the art industry through her work as a studio assistant to Dawn Whitelaw and Roger Dale Brown. Dawn Whitelaw has also acted as her mentor for the past 10 years. She has also studied with Jason Saunders, Anne Blair Brown, Marc Hanson, and Charlie Hunter.