About

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I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
-Hafiz,
14th century  Persian Poet

 

Born into a large family in Pennsylvania in 1965, Andrea was raised mostly in Maryland & Connecticut. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York & Paris and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and began her career in 3-d animation for helicopter, train, truck and driving simulators. 

 

She is a 2016 laureate of the European competition 'Undiscovered Voices' for her illustration work which was featured in the British newspaper 'The Guardian' 

 

Andrea received the 2015 French prize: 'Metanoia Beaux Arts' for her works on paper, which were exhibited at Galerie Métanoia in Paris.

 

She led as a volunteer Illustration Coordinator for the French chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators until 2018. 

 

She illustrates for various French and British luxury industries from restaurants to fashion to lifestyle magazines to multimedia projects.

 

She creates commissioned 2-D and 3-d animated family portraits .  In her spare time, Andrea is also an onstage improvising illustrator for theatre and corporate events. 

 

Andrea is married to a Franco-Persian man and they have raised two multi-cultural sons together. 

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