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Andrea Armstrong eats, sleeps, and paints in East Vancouver.


She graduated from Capilano University where she studied illustration and graphic design. She spends her days (and often late nights) at her cozy studio, where she works on commissioned illustration, fine art, and design. Her paintings are usually character-driven: portraits and figurative illustrations are her thing.

In 2011, she was one of the featured Emerging Artists in Vancouver’s One of a Kind show. Each year she opens her studio during the East-side Culture Crawl.

She has also been part of a few group shows:

  • The Idiot | 2015 (St John of Shanghai Orthodox Church);
  • The Nostalgia of Food | 2015 (Studio 126); 
  • Dear Life | 2014 (Moat Gallery, VPL Central Branch);
  • About Face | 2014 (CityScape Community Art Space);
  • The Death of a Beekeeper | 2014 (Britannia Art Gallery); 
  • Start with Art | 2009 (Seymour Gallery);
  • Reflections Vancouver | 2008 (Ferry Building Gallery);
  • Positively Petite | 2008, 2010 (Place des Arts).

You should commission Andrea to paint your portrait, or do an illustration! She probably will say yes.