Drawn to the Fauvists from an early age, Van Gogh, Matisse and Gauguin were Andi's childhood idols. She has an expressionistic view of the world around her, and employs simplified forms and exaggerated color to create her personal vision. Andi enjoys making art in a variety of mediums, but pastels and oils top the list. Travel to beautiful places and her love of nature provide endless inspiration.
Upon graduating from Towson University with a BA in Fine Arts, Andi moved to New York City where she continued to pursue her vocation as a perpetual student. She began studying at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy Museum and School in Manhattan. Andi returned to Baltimore and furthered her learning at MICA, Schuler School and dozens of pastel and painting workshops and events around the Country.
For many years Andi has taught art to adults in recovery and substance abuse treatment centers in Baltimore City. She began art programs at Tuerk House, Marian House and Penn North, that use art as integral part of their treatment plan for addicts. Andi is a former member of MICA’s Community Art Board which initiated student internships in these treatment centers. She is equally passionate about sharing her love of art with youth, and volunteers as the coordinator and instructor of a drawing club at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, an independent middle school for boys from low income families in Baltimore.
Andi's studio is located at The Mill Center in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. She has worked professionally as an artist, designer and teacher for over 25 years. Her work has been shown in galleries up and down the East Coast, and is included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.