Andrea Pottyondy Stoffer
Andrea is an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life, transforming ephemera, vintage papers and found objects with water-based mediums into her recognizable florals. From life experience, sensory memory and the act of gathering, sorting and combining she finds connectivity. She may collage, assemble or simply use paint to create artworks, letting her intuition guide the process. She also enjoys painting her seaside surroundings in oils on wood panels. Andrea hopes art viewers and collectors respond to her work by feeling the emotion of her oil painted land/seascape and the nostalgia of her mixed media floral and abstract artworks.
Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea also lived in Yukon Territory and presently calls the Maritimes home. She studied art with the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design extended studies, and has taken workshops with professional artists in Canada, the United States and Mexico.