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My name is Andrea Cook and I'm originally from England. I began making things as soon as I was able to, beginning with origami when I was 4 years old, which I learnt from a Japanese neighbour. I later studied architecture at the University of Sheffield in the UK and enjoyed the marriage of the technical and artistic aspects. Since 2003 I’ve been working as a professional artist in the Netherlands where I run a gallery and art centre with my partner, a fellow artist http://www.etsy.com/shop/etchingsofholland

My favourite place to be (apart from behind a canvas with a paint brush) is by the beach and sea, as you can see in much of my work. I tend to gravitate to Islands too; we live on one, as do my parents and we seek them out for holidays.

Besides making etchings and paintings, I am fascinated by paper and the process of…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined March 7, 2009

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handmade paper, driftwood, etching, ink, wood, oil paint, watercolor

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My name is Andrea Cook and I'm originally from England. I began making things as soon as I was able to, beginning with origami when I was 4 years old, which I learnt from a Japanese neighbour. I later studied architecture at the University of Sheffield in the UK and enjoyed the marriage of the technical and artistic aspects. Since 2003 I’ve been working as a professional artist in the Netherlands where I run a gallery and art centre with my partner, a fellow artist http://www.etsy.com/shop/etchingsofholland

My favourite place to be (apart from behind a canvas with a paint brush) is by the beach and sea, as you can see in much of my work. I tend to gravitate to Islands too; we live on one, as do my parents and we seek them out for holidays.

Besides making etchings and paintings, I am fascinated by paper and the process of making it. I make paper from recycling waste paper and from plant pulps, including rhubarb, apple and even banana skins!
I hope you enjoy my work.

To see more of my work see: www.atelier28.net or www.andreacook.com
And if you are in Holland, pop in and visit us in our gallery!

www.atelier28.blogspot.com
and I've just added the new section with more photos of our studio: http://www.etsy.com/shop/atelier28/about

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