Andrea England- An Artist Afloat
Water holds an enormous fascination for me. I can spend hours watching how it flows and changes colour, pondering what wonders swim in its hidden depths. It's probably no surprise that I'm drawn to paint in watercolour, which combines glorious colour with the mercurial nature of the sea.
My studio and home is Island Prism, a 36' sailboat. She's carried my husband Jim and I across oceans, from New Zealand to South East Asia and across the Pacific Ocean. Our cruising ground is now British Columbia, where the beautiful coastlines and magnificent wildlife of the Pacific Northwest provide endless inspiration for my brushes.
Learn to Paint Vibrant Watercolour Coastlines
Learn how to paint vibrant, atmospheric watercolour coastlines filled with rich, natural colours and a sense of vitality.
Aimed at beginning artists, this self-paced online course is also a great refresher for creatives wanting to revisit the essential skills of watercolour painting in a fun and accessible way.
Say goodbye to lifeless over-worked landscapes, muddy greens and streaky washes. You'll cover the fundamentals of colour mixing, play with core skills such as laying smooth washes and glazing, and explore step-by-step techniques to bring life to your seas and skies. Learn how to draw trees that are full of vitality, bring motion to your oceans and create beautiful textures that will enhance your art.
Visit my online classroom to learn more- and to download your free watercolour supplies e-book!
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
AIMAE at the Federation of Canadian Artists
'Summer Mists' and 'Shaped by Ice and Ocean' are part of the Federation of Canadian Artists' Annual International Mail Art Exhibition. You can visit the exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver, or click here to view the art online.
You can find my art at the Federation of Canadian Artists on Granville Island, Vancouver, South Shore Gallery in Sooke, Esquimalt Community Arts Hub (ECAH) and Willow and Wallflower in Port Moody.